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A simple A5 sized leaflet outlining what bowel cancer is, who's at risk and what symptoms to look out for. 

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A popular A5 booklet to help you understand the steps you can take for good bowel health and to reduce your risk of bowel cancer.

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An easy read A4 booklet to help you understand the steps you can take for good bowel health and to reduce your risk of bowel cancer.

Please note this publication is currently under review

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This booklet provides an introduction to how a diagnosis of bowel cancer at a younger age can affect the body, emotions, relationships and everyday life. 

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A comprehensive information booklet suitable for people during and after bowel cancer treatment. The booklet describes how diet and physical activity can help you cope with symptoms of bowel cancer and the side effects of treatment.

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A guide to the NHS bowel cancer screening programme in England. 

 

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A detailed guide for bowel cancer patients who have secondary cancer in the liver, lungs or peritoneum. It covers the tests you may undergo, traditional and novel treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical, and clinical trials.

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Information and support for patients on life after bowel cancer treatment, including worries about the cancer coming back, follow-up care, emotions after treatment ends, disturbed sleep and fatigue, lifestyle choices, healthy eating and keeping active, changes in bowel habit, body image and intimate relationships.

Please note this publication is currently under review

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Clear information on the different types of surgery that may be performed on bowel cancer patients and an introduction to stomas. There are also useful tips on preparing for a hospital stay and recovering at home.

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An in-depth booklet for bowel cancer patients starting treatment, including cancer staging, treatment flow charts for colon and rectal cancer, information on surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy drugs, as well as plenty of patient stories.

Please note this publication is currently under review

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Read about the symptoms of bowel cancer, national bowel screening programmes, high risk groups, bowel cancer in the family, talking to your GP, and the tests and investigations you may be offered.

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Dietary advice specifically for bowel cancer patients following surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. We explain low-fibre and low-residue diets, ways to boost your appetite, healthy eating, probiotics and plenty of tips from other patients.

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Regaining bowel control can be one of the biggest challenges that you face after surgery for bowel cancer. In this booklet we explain approaches you can take and the support available to you.

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An A5 leaflet which becomes an A3 poster. This is for hospitals to make bowel cancer patients and their families aware of Beating Bowel Cancer’s patient services, which complement hospital care.

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Bowel health and screening pack (England)

A guide for carers on bowel health and the bowel test kit in England

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Bowel health and screening pack (England)

An easy read guide to bowel scope screening in England

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Bowel health and screening pack (England)

An easy read booklet on bowel health and the bowel test kit in England

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Bowel health and screening pack (Scotland)

A guide for carers on bowel health and the bowel test kit in Scotland

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Bowel health and screening pack (Scotland)

An easy read booklet on bowel health and the bowel test kit in Scotland

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Factsheet about anal cancer.

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An A4 poster which highlights the five possible symptoms of bowel cancer. This is also available in Welsh.

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An A4 poster that highlights awareness of bowel cancer screening. This are available for each nation within the UK

England  Scotland  Wales  Wales (Welsh)  Northern Ireland

This credit card sized leaflet summarises the facts about bowel cancer, what to look out for and how to reduce your risk. The discrete credit card size is ideal for awareness-raising events and reception areas. They are available for each nation within the UK

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