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Bowel Cancer

Readers please take note this article is about health - your health! Focusing on bowel  cancer statistics relevant to people in the United Kingdom. We accept that this condition affects men women and children all over the world, but that is exactly the reason why we have filtered the facts so that they are specific to the UK

Dealing with Colorectal Cancer

Before we get into treatment options it is necessary to understand that we are personalizing our comments  to ensure that you receive the help and support you will need to process the treatment and recovery path. We advise you strongly to believe this slogan from Bowel and Cancer Research - “Make us laugh and kick bowel cancer up the arse”. Right to all readers who are now laughing that’s great your mindset is so important in dealing with Colorectal Cancer more than 90 percent of post treatment patients can expect to experience an extended ongoing outpatient care process for the next 5 years. So one more time you must meet this challenge with your mind in ‘comfort zone’ mode and if your preferred zone is humor then guess what  you are on the right track! Feel free to set and condition your own feel good factor bearing in mind that ‘worry’ is a negative and you must replace any negative with a positive

UK Bowel Cancer Statistics

  • 14 per cent of all cancer diagnoses in men.
  • 12 per cent in women in England.

  • Per year 57 new cases per 100,000 men.

  • Per year 37 per 100,000 women.

  • Four out of every five new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in people aged 60 and over.
  • 12,900 people died from bowel cancer in England in 2009.

  • Death rates  21 per 100,000 men.

  • Death rates  13 per 100,000 women.

  • It is the third most common cause of cancer death in UK.

Back to positives less than 0.00057% of men and under 0.00037% of women in UK will become bowel cancer sufferers.

Bowel Cancer Symptoms

  • Stomach Pains
  • Blood in stools and/or very dark stools.
  • Change in your normal bowel habits
  • Constantly tired easily fatigued
  • Also unexplained weight loss

 

In many instances these symptoms are unlikely to be associated with bowel cancer as symptoms are exactly as portrayed they may or may not be a factor or they may be relevant to another totally different  health condition.

Typical UK Treatment Analogy

  • 80 percent of UK patients will require surgery which these days is a procedure with an over 90 percent success rate when coupled with post procedure

  • Chemotherapy post procedure care programs

  • Radiotherapy outpatient care

Post Treatment the Future

For over 9 out of 10 sufferers it is back to normal life, yes the future is that bright and positive! But please remember that general fitness and health is governed by two main factors – exercise and food. We refer to an Asian philosophy for good health from very poor people millions live and keep fit well into their eighties and nineties as they are so poor they cannot afford to be sick, they only eat healthy and nutritious foods as they know that is the staple diet that has kept them fit for decades! So for all readers who live in England – Scotland – Wales or Ireland do yourself a favour never eat from fast food and junk food  joints!