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#Bowel Cancer

# bowel-cancer - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Groundbreaking new cancer treatment discovered by Belfast researchers

The process uses the aggressive nature of cancer cells against them.

# bowel-cancer - Thursday 19 April, 2018

4,184 patients waiting over 3 months to get tested for second most common cancer death in Ireland

Every year in Ireland more than 1,000 people die from bowel cancer.

# bowel-cancer - Saturday 14 April, 2018

'If you think you have a symptom, get checked - bowel cancer is a silent killer'

It’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this month.

# bowel-cancer - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea'

Dick Murray was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1993.

# bowel-cancer - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Men's attitude to cancer: 'We don't do what we should - when we finally do, it's too late'

Why are men are 36% more likely to die of cancer compared to women, and how can we change this?

# bowel-cancer - Thursday 18 February, 2016

'Susie had to wait seven months. She died. It would have been her 50th birthday next week'

A review of bowel screening cases at Wexford General Hospital has identified 12 missed cancers, including one probable avoidable death.

# bowel-cancer - Monday 14 December, 2015

Good news as cancer rates among Irish men start to plateau

There is concern, however, about lung cancer rates among women as they continue to rise.

# bowel-cancer - Friday 27 February, 2015

281 people given all-clear for bowel cancer recalled after two patients developed cancer

All patients affected have been contacted.

# bowel-cancer - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Ireland's second biggest cancer killer will soon be able to be spotted in €25 test

Each year almost 2,500 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer, with 1,000 dying from it.

# bowel-cancer - Friday 21 November, 2014

200 cases of bowel cancer found through screening

95% of the tests are normal.

# bowel-cancer - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Irish scientists have figured out a way to diagnose bowel cancer earlier

A method that could allow treatment for patients to be personalised has also been discovered.

# bowel-cancer - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Garda whistleblower John Wilson drops out of local election race because of ill health

The former garda said he was not physically strong enough to run in the elections.

# bowel-cancer - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Column: 'The doctors didn’t think it could be bowel cancer – I was 22, fit, and didn't smoke'

When I look back I really can’t believe how stupid I was. It took me six months to go see a doctor – I was studying for a masters and didn’t have time to be sick.

# bowel-cancer - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

These are the ten counties with the highest rates of bowel cancer

The Irish Cancer Society has highlighted these ‘hotspots’ as Bowel Cancer Awareness Month gets under-way.

# bowel-cancer - Monday 22 July, 2013

Column: Cancer is a subject still cloaked in darkness – we're trying to lighten the conversation

Talking about cancer is never fun, but we’re trying to make it easier. The Irish Cancer Society’s upcoming Colour Dash will try to bring some colour and vibrancy to the cancer cause, writes helpline nurse Naomi Fitzgibbon.

# bowel-cancer - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

From The42 Sheedy urges fans to learn from his 'surreal' cancer battle Advice

Sheedy urges fans to learn from his 'surreal' cancer battle

Everton academy coach and former Irish international Kevin Sheedy is in good health following his diagnosis with bowel cancer last year.

# bowel-cancer - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Research could predict how bowel cancer patients react to chemo

Scientists at the RSCI and Beaumont Hospital develop a method that could avert chemotherapy if it won’t work.

# bowel-cancer - Thursday 20 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

Bowel cancer screening programme to be phased in this year

Minister for Health James Reilly TD has confirmed the national screening programme will begin before the end of this year. It was initially due to start in January.

# bowel-cancer - Sunday 12 August, 2012

From The42 'Voice of Darts' Sid Waddell dies aged 72 RIP

'Voice of Darts' Sid Waddell dies aged 72

The legendary commentator has died after a long battle with bowel cancer.

# bowel-cancer - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

New study investigates turmeric's ability to fight cancer

Around 40 patients with advanced bowel cancer will take part in the trial. Its aim is to test if curcumin, which is found in the spice turmeric, can enhance chemotherapy’s ability to kill bowel cancer cells.

# bowel-cancer - Monday 23 April, 2012

Research underway to develop blood test to detect bowel cancer

The test is being developed at Dublin City University and aims to detect if there are antibodies in blood that could indicate the presence of cancer in the bowel.

# bowel-cancer - Friday 28 October, 2011

Two aspirin tablets a day "cuts bowel cancer risk"

A new study, published in The Lancet, says that taking two pills of aspirin a day can cut the risk of bowel cancer by almost two thirds for certain patients.

# bowel-cancer - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Bowel cancer screening delayed until next year

The programme was due to be rolled out nationally in January 2012. However, the National Cancer Screening Service said it has not reached “quality assurance standards” yet.

# bowel-cancer - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

2,400 people on waiting lists for colonoscopies for over 3 months

Waiting lists for colonoscopies have hit record levels but the HSE says it has plans in place to ensure access to such routine procedures.

# bowel-cancer - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Working a desk job 'doubles' risk of bowel cancer: Study

Working for more than ten years behind a desk can double a person’s chances of developing bowel cancer, according to new research.

# bowel-cancer - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Exercise linked to lower rates of bowel cancer Health This post contains videos

Exercise linked to lower rates of bowel cancer

New research into the causes of bowel cancer has uncovered a link between exercise and the disease.