Bowel cancer

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Adapted NHS bowel cancer test developed for blind and partly sighted people
Accessible screening tool piloted by NHS England includes braille instructions and a better guide for stool sample

Tobi Thomas Health and Inequalities Correspondent

09, May, 2024 @11:01 PM

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A ‘heathenish liquor’? A cure for cancer? The history of coffee is full of surprises | Jonathan Morris
A new study suggests coffee could prevent bowel cancer recurring – but claims for its healing properties have abounded since the 15th century, says historian Jonathan Morris

Jonathan Morris

02, Apr, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Coffee drinkers have much lower risk of bowel cancer recurrence, study finds
Exclusive: Scientists say people with disease who drink two to four cups a day are less likely to see it return

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

23, Mar, 2024 @6:00 AM

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UK researchers find way of diagnosing bowel cancer without biopsies
PET scans can examine entire bowel before and during treatment, avoiding risks associated with taking tissue samples

Jamie Grierson and agencies

18, Mar, 2024 @12:01 AM

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‘Gamechanging’ cancer screening offered to people with Lynch syndrome in England
NHS bowel screening programme will offer specialist assessment every two years to people with condition

Andrew Gregory Health editor

20, Feb, 2024 @12:01 AM

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Let King Charles’s illness finally change how we speak about cancer: it’s not about ‘winning’ or ‘losing’ a ‘war’ | Simon Jenkins
As someone treated for bowel cancer, I think attitudes must change but also the language, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

16, Feb, 2024 @10:00 AM

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UK bowel cancer death rates forecast to rise by third among under-50s
Experts say alarming projections stem from surge in obesity, poor diets and physical inactivity

Andrew Gregory Health editor

29, Jan, 2024 @5:00 AM

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US cancer death rates down but younger Americans see rise in certain cancers
Cervical and colorectal cancer rates have increased for Americans younger than 55, and people of color have higher death rates than whites

Jessica Glenza

17, Jan, 2024 @7:53 PM

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Australian bowel cancer screening age should drop from 50 to 45, medical research authority says
Research council endorses lowering screening age in clinical practise guidelines, a position advocated by Bowel Cancer Australia for years

Natasha May

23, Oct, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The Guardian view on preventable cancers: we need to avoid illness as well as cure it | Editorial
Editorial: Public health has been neglected for too long, and new research on the rise of lifestyle-linked cancers proves it


11, Sep, 2023 @6:02 PM

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184,000 in UK to get preventable cancer diagnosis this year, study finds
Exclusive: Calls for crackdown on smoking, drinking and poor diet as study reveals £78bn cancer cost

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

10, Sep, 2023 @12:00 PM

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‘Healthy or downright weird?’: how I helped publish my husband Christopher Fowler’s posthumous book
My author spouse never let me read anything he wrote before it was finished. But after his death from cancer, I found myself choosing funeral flowers at the same time as covers for his memoir, Word Monkey

Pete Chapman

05, Sep, 2023 @4:36 PM

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