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Lifestyle Trials are Feasible in Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and its incidence is increasing. However, survival rates are also increasing. In Scotland, age-standardised, five year survivorship rates have increased from 42.9% in 1987-91 to 64.7% in 2007-11. More people surviving after a bowel cancer diagnosis is fantastic news, but there is considerable room for improvement in both quantity and quality of years; multi-modal treatment pathways, risk of complications and the possibility of a stoma can cause prolonged physical and psychological recovery.

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A Year and a Blog

Everyone said you have to write a blog… but I thought that with four newsletters, a constant flow of tweets, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook – that blogging might just be overkill for the SCPN communications.

So we have given it a go and our stats so far show that the site has been viewed 4,185 times by 2530 people since January 2015.  Although viewers have mostly been from the UK (80%), people from 55 countries have read one of more of the posts.These include people from USA, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand and as far afield as Panama, Ghana, Chile and Myanmar.

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