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Chris Evans to grow beard for bowel cancer

Posted Dec 01 2011 6:57am

Grow a beard for bowelA common name for the large and/or small intestines. cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body.? That is what Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans is doing this December to raise awareness for the condition that took his father’s life. The DJ is promoting 'Decembeard' on his radio show and blog.

In July, Chris Evans, was tested for colorectal cancer through a colonscopy and was shocked to discover that doctors had found pre-cancerousMalignant, a tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. growths. These have since been removed with no ill effect but without having been tested he may never have known until it was too late.

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Austin Obichere, writes that colorectal cancer, which is the second most common cause of deaths from cancer in the UK, may have “…no symptoms at all…” Trials following screeningA way to identify people who may have a certain condition, among a group of people who may or may not seem to found that almost a fifth of deaths from bowel cancer are saved thanks to the NHS bowel cancer screening programme which aims to identify early stages of the disease.
 

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