Bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. People whose cancer is diagnosed at an early stage have a much higher chance of successful treatment than those whose cancer has become more widespread. If you have any symptoms don’t ignore them. Know what to look out for
Screening can detect bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms, when it is easier to treat. Sometimes it can prevent bowel cancer from developing in the first place by picking up non-cancerous growths (polyps) which could become cancerous in the future
Irish stand-up comedian, Ed Byrne will be joining the line-up for Public Service Broadcasting’s one-off show on Wednesday 23 November.
There can be a range of treatment for bowel cancer including surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. There are also treatments for bowel cancer that has spread. Once diagnosed, the health professionals looking after you will talk though which treatments may be suitable for you
Hosting a talk in your workplace or community group is an ideal way to raise awareness and encourage good bowel health. Our trained volunteers across the UK have personal experience of bowel cancer and present the facts about the disease as well as highlighting their own experiences
You can order our leaflets, booklets and posters about bowel cancer or download them for free. We produce information about symptoms, screening, good bowel health and diet.
Scientists think that nearly half (47 per cent) of all bowel cancers could be prevented by having a healthier lifestyle
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved a new drug, Lonsurf, for use on the NHS.
We are determined to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer. We support and influence research, educate patients, public and professionals and campaign for early diagnosis and best treatment and care for all those affected
We have the pleasure to be able to call on some amazing celebrities to act as our ambassadors and patrons to support our vital research and lifesaving work to stop bowel cancer. They help fundraise, attend events and support our campaigns
We work with a range of corporate partners across the UK and their support and enthusiasm is vital