Bowel Cancer

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  • Bowel Cancer
    • What is it?
      • General term for cancer that begins in the large bowel
      • Sometimes called colon cancer or rectal cancer
      • Can affect any part of the colon, rectum or anus
    • Signs and Symptoms
      • Bleeding from the bottom
      • Change in your bowel habit lasting more than 3 weeks
      • Abdominal pain especially if severe
      • A lump in your tummy
      • Weight loss and tiredness
    • Risk factors
      • Age
      • Diet - high in red or processed meats
      • Overweight
      • No exercise
      • Alcohol and smoking
      • Family history
      • Related conditions
      • Type 2 diabetes
      • Inflammatory bowel diseases
      • Learning difficulties
      • Previous diagnosis
    • Treatment Considerations
      • The grade of it
      • The size and type
      • Your general health
      • Whether the cancer has spread
    • Treatment
      • Surgery
      • Chemotherapy
      • Radiotherapy
        • Destroy tumours
      • Biological therapy
        • Drugs to help body control growth of cancer cells
      • Operation to remove tumour

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