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Simply having colorectal cancer at this point is not believed to make someone more prone to being infected by SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) or more prone to serious complications.
The current COVID-19 pandemic is showing that your ability to fight off the virus is very closely connected to the health of your immune system.
During the Second World War soldiers who drove Jeeps were particularly prone to pilonidal disease, so at the time it became known colloquially as 'Jeep bottom'.
Medical science has understood for around two decades that eating fruit and vegetables has a protective effect when it comes to colorectal cancer, but has not clearly understood the mechanism.
Three new approaches to colorectal cancer diagnosis.
The pancreas is around 22cm long and sits behind the upper section of the abdomen.
Are gut bacteria linked to bowel cancer? Are current cancer statistics misleading? Bowel cancer screening to get easier.
The sacrum is the large triangular bone at the base of the spine, composed of five fused vertebrae, connected to the L5 vertebra above and the coccyx (tailbone) below.
The following is a summary of some recent research relevant to conditions affecting the bowel, including colorectal cancer.
It is estimated that around 4% of the Australian population is lactose intolerant, with the condition more prevalent in women than in men by a factor of three to one.
This month we have an overview of recent research in the field of colorectal cancer and gut health.
Human beings have been suffering collectively from haemorrhoids for a very long time – 3,500 years ago Egyptians were writing about how to cure them.
Most people who actually have diverticulosis remain blissfully unaware of the fact unless a colonoscopy or CT scan reveals their presence, or if symptoms of diverticular disease occur.
Coeliac disease is a debilitating condition that can cause a range of symptoms from chronic diarrhoea to bloating of the abdomen and anaemia, fatigue and weight loss.
The gallbladder is a small 'sac' - a hollow organ - that is around 7-10cm long and sits under the right lobe of the liver.
There are two big issues when it comes to getting to the bottom of bowel conditions (pardon the pun).
Four recent research papers released this year have shed new light on colorectal cancer and how it may develop.
As we point out on our page on colon (bowel) cancer, Australia is near the top of world rankings for incidence of bowel cancer.
A study in 2007 concluded that obese patients run a much greater risk of potentially life-threatening complications after undergoing surgery.
In Australia today two thirds of adults and one in four children are either overweight or obese.