What is new in colon cancer research? Testing new chemo drugs or drugs that are already used against other cancers. Looking for new ways to combine drugs already known to work against colorectal cancer to see if they work better together. Studying the best ways to combine chemotherapy with radiation therapy, targeted therapies, and/or immunotherapy.
What is the number one cause of bowel cancer? Causes of bowel cancer
age – almost 9 in 10 people with bowel cancer are aged 60 or over. diet – a diet high in red or processed meats and low in fibre can increase your risk. weight – bowel cancer is more common in overweight or obese people. exercise – being inactive increases your risk of getting bowel cancer.
Is bowel cancer caused by lifestyle? Your risk of developing bowel (colon and rectal) cancer depends on many things including age, genetics and lifestyle factors. Anything that can increase your risk of cancer is called a risk factor. Those that lower the risk are called protective factors.
What part of the bowel is most common for cancer?
The large bowel includes the:
- back passage (rectum)
- bowel opening (anus)