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ALL PAGES WITH TAG: Colon

  • Bowel Cancer

    Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer.

    Cancer can sometimes start in the small bowel, but small bowel cancer is much rarer than large bowel cancer. Bowel cance...

  • Causes

    Cancer occurs when the cells in a certain area of your body divide and multiply too rapidly. This produces a lump of tissue known as a tumour.

    Most cases of bowel cancer first develop inside clumps of cells on the inner lining of the bowel. These clumps are known as polyps. However, if yo...

  • COLOMED in a nutshell

    The COLOMED project aims at coordinating institutions, clinical and research centers operating in the field of colorectal cancer in the Mediterranean area.

    COLOMED is composed of a task force based in Rome at the Italian National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità), ...

  • Diagnosis

    When you first see your GP, they will ask about your symptoms and whether you have a family history of bowel cancer.

    They will then usually carry out a simple examination of your abdomen and your bottom, known as a DRE.

    This is a useful way of checking whether there are any lumps in yo...

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