This section describes the tests you may have to find out whether you have bowel cancer.
Some people are diagnosed after going into hospital in an emergency with pain in the stomach area and sickness (vomiting).
Most people with bowel cancer are diagnosed when they are over the age of 50. But more than 2,600 people under 50 are diagnosed each year in the UK. Find out more about younger people with bowel cancer.
Updated July 2019