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# Bowel Cancer

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Opinion: Bowel screening is important, particularly for those over 60
Consultant Gastroenterologist Professor Pádraic Mac Mathuna is calling on those aged 60-69 to register for bowel screening.
Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September
Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.
Groundbreaking new cancer treatment discovered by Belfast researchers
The process uses the aggressive nature of cancer cells against them.
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.
'If you think you have a symptom, get checked - bowel cancer is a silent killer'
It’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this month.
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.
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?
'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.
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.
281 people given all-clear for bowel cancer recalled after two patients developed cancer
All patients affected have been contacted.
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.
200 cases of bowel cancer found through screening
95% of the tests are normal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
'Voice of Darts' Sid Waddell dies aged 72
The legendary commentator has died after a long battle with bowel cancer.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.