Bowel cancer deaths drop by a third in 20 years

  • Credit: Cancer Research UK 2017
    The rate of people dying from bowel cancer in the UK has plummeted by more than 30 per cent in the last 20 years, according to new figures released today by Cancer Research UK.
  • Professor Matt Seymour, Cancer Research UK’s bowel cancer expert based at the University of Leeds, said: “Early diagnosis is critical for bowel cancer survival.
  • While deaths from the disease continue to decline bowel cancer is still the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK accounting for 10 per cent of all cancer deaths.
  • Dr Julie Sharp, head of health information at Cancer Research UK said: “The increasing number of people surviving bowel cancer today shows how vital research has improved the treatment of the disease over the years.
  • This positive trend is set to continue as new and improved bowel screening is rolled out nationwide, which can detect the early signs of cancer before symptoms develop.

The rate of people dying from bowel cancer in the UK has plummeted by more than 30 per cent in the last 20 years, according to new figures released today by Cancer Research UK.
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Liver cancer death rate rises by 52%

Liver cancer death rate rises by 52% in last 10 years

  • The mortality rate for breast cancer – the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women – fell by 21%
  • Lung cancer death rates were down by 15.1% and there was a 16.4% decrease for bowel cancer.
  • Death rates from liver cancer increased by 52% in the last 10 years, with the disease killing 572 Scots last year.
  • A total of 16,011 deaths in 2015 were caused by cancer, with the report noting that “although the rate of deaths due to cancer has decreased over this period, the actual number of deaths due to cancer has not”.
  • Trisha Hatt, from Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “Although the rate of death due to cancer has decreased, the actual number of deaths has not because more people are being diagnosed with cancer.

Death rates from liver cancer increased by 52% in the last 10 years, with the disease killing 572 Scots last year, but overall cancer mortality declined.
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Young women in Scotland ‘have poorer mental health’

Young women in Scotland

  • Scottish Labour’s inequalities spokeswoman Monica Lennon said: “It’s appalling that young women in Scotland have significantly lower levels of mental health, with almost a quarter having self-harmed.
  • Young women in Scotland ‘have poorer mental health’
  • E-cigarettes used by 1 in 20 Scots, says health survey
  • “The Scottish Health Survey also reveals a postcode lottery with children and young people in the most deprived communities more likely to have lower levels of good mental health.”
  • Poor health strongly associated with living in deprived areas

Women aged 16-24 have “significantly lower” levels of mental wellbeing compared to other age groups, according to annual health figures.
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Do you eat enough protein?

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  • Protein is essential to good health.
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  • Each gram of protein you eat contains 4 calories.
  • Any protein left over is available to fuel energy needs.
  • Despite all the pontificating over protein, it pays to remember that healthy diets are based on healthy foods, and some of those foods should contain protein.

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