Did you know that April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month?. Someone dies from bowel cancer in the UK every thirty minutes. Seems unthinkable doesn't it, especially when bowel cancer is treatable when diagnosed at an early stage.
The development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) may be influenced through a protein in the gut leading to inflammation according to research.
According to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), large majorities of primary care physicians believe that advanced medical imaging, such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET), provides considerable value to patient care.
Almost 40 per cent of people who have abnormal results from bowel cancer screening tests and are referred for further investigation ignore their next screening invitation two years later, according to a Cancer Research UK study* published in the British Journal of Cancer.