The early signs of bowel cancer are not specific and are similar to many other conditions of the bowel. The presence of blood in the stools, in the form of either dark or bright blood, is the most common sign of bowel cancer. Mr Giovanni D. Tebala talks about bowel cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
The Rafaelo procedure is a new and advanced treatment that can significantly reduce and even eliminate the symptoms of haemorrhoids. Around 50% of adults are expected to experience haemorrhoids by the age of 50. Mr Giovanni Tebala, a consultant colorectal, upper GI & laparoscopic surgeon briefly explains why it’s so efficient and effective for his patients.
Over 93% of people diagnosed with bowel cancer at an early stage survive for at least five years compared to less than 7% of those diagnosed at a later stage. Fortunately, five-year survival rates for bowel cancer have doubled over the last 40 years. Mr Atif Alvi talks about the early warning signs of colon cancer, the different stages and how it is currently treated.
Bowel cancer is very common. It often develops in a person’s 60 or 70s but can develop much earlier in life. There are around 40,000 new cases of bowel cancer diagnosed every year in the UK. General and colorectal surgeon Mr Ian Botterill takes a look at how a family history of bowel cancer affects a person’s chances of developing the condition.
Finding blood in your stool and not knowing what's caused it can be frightening. Most of the time it's not something to be worried about and the reason for it can be discovered after a quick visit to your doctor. But, on rare occasions, further tests are need to find out exactly what's going on. Professor Richard Cohen, a leading colorectal surgeon based in London, explains a bit more about this symptom.
Polyps are abnormal growths within the colon that vary in size from a few millimetres to several centimetres. Most of these are not cancerous, but some have the potential to develop into a cancer. Because of this risk, your doctor will very likely recommend that these are removed via a polypectomy. Here gastroenterologist Dr John Martin talks you through all you need to know about polyps and having a polypectomy.
Rectal bleeding can be alarming, yet it is something many people experience in their lifetimes. Should we be worried? Is it worth getting checked out? We asked expert colorectal surgeon Mr Giovanni Tebala for these important answers.
Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer or bowel cancer, can be a worrying prospect, especially as we get older. Regular screening is important, especially for those over the age of 60. But how do we test for colorectal cancer? Expert colorectal surgeon Mr David McArthur explains.
Ileal pouch surgery is mostly used to treat ulcerative colitis, or familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) when removal of the colon and rectum is required but the patient wishes to avoid a permanent ileostomy. Colorectal surgeon, Mr Richard Lovegrove gives us a detailed guide about what an ileal pouch operation entails and how it's different to an ileostomy.