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04
May
2012
 
A tried and trusted remedy for pain, fever and inflammation since the 19th Century, aspirin is gaining a modern day reputation for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and some cancers including bowel cancer.
 
While not quite a miracle drug - aspirin can cause serious side effects such as gastrointestinal bleeding - its effectiveness, versatility and low cost suggest it will remain one of the most widely used medications.
30
Apr
2012
 
The Federal Government's decision to list KRAS testing on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) from 1 May 2012 has been welcomed by Bowel Cancer Australia.
 
KRAS is a genetic test required by patients to determine their eligibility of certain treatments, such as Erbitux (cetuximab). While Erbitux was listed on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) from 1 September 2011, KRAS testing was not simultaneously listed on the MBS.
19
Mar
2012
New research has confirmed that a high intake of red meats – processed or unprocessed – is associated with cancer deaths.
 
The study, which followed 37,698 men and 83,644 women for up to 28 years, found red meat was associated with an increased risk of deaths from all causes, cancer deaths and deaths from cardiovascular disease.
09
Mar
2012
 
A new study has found up to 20 per cent of adults with bowel cancer symptoms, such as bleeding, have not consulted a doctor about their symptoms.
 
The findings suggest there is much more work to be done on raising awareness of bowel cancer in the community and the importance of early detection.
07
Mar
2012
 
A new study has found up to 20 per cent of adults with bowel cancer symptoms, such as bleeding, have not consulted a doctor about their symptoms.
 
The findings suggest there is much more work to be done on raising awareness of bowel cancer in the community and the importance of early detection.
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