"Doctors don"t always know best:" Student claims he cured debilitating bowel disease by taking up smoking

'Doctors don't always know best:' Student claims he cured debilitating bowel disease by taking up smoking Stephen Pendry, 23, struggled with crippling pain, tiredness, shortness of breath and dehydration since he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis four years agoBut he is now completely symptom-free, thanks to a new four-a-day cigarette habitDoctors are divided over benefits of patients smoking to combat symptoms – some believe nicotine is the healer so patches, and not cigarettes, are way forward | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 11 September 2012 A medical student claims to have cured himself of a debilitating disease by taking up smoking.

Colon cancer breakthrough that beats tumours without an operation

I was told I had colon cancer at 28 and would need a colostomy bag – but breakthrough beat the tumour WITHOUT an operation 18%: The increase in your risk of bowel cancer if you eat less than 10g fibre a day To be told you have cancer at the age of 28 is surely one of the most frightening and earth-shattering pieces of news you can receive.

New bowel operation that could replace colostomies

New bowel operation that could replace colostomies Damage to the lower bowel — as a result of childbirth, bowel cancer or gut conditions — leaves many patients needing a colostomy bag. Louisa Smalley, 42, from Brentwood, Essex, underwent a pioneering treatment to avoid this. THE PATIENT My problems began after the birth of my son Charles 14 years ago