Help us to stop bowel cancer

How we produce information

We are determined to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.

One of the ways we do this is by producing high quality bowel cancer information for the general public, including those at risk of developing bowel cancer, people who have been diagnosed and their friends and family.

How we produce information

We make sure our information is accurate and up-to-date by using the latest evidence from research and clinical guidelines. However, our information does not replace the advice of your healthcare team.

All of our health information is updated every two to three years. We try to make our information as clear as possible by writing in plain language and explaining medical words.

We use health professional reviewers to check our information for medical accuracy. We also have a group of volunteers who have been affected by bowel cancer. They check that our information makes sense and answers all their questions.

If you’d like to see a list of the references we’ve used to produce our information, please email us

The Information Standard

The Information Standard is a certification programme for organisations that produce evidence-based health and care information for the public.

By achieving The Information Standard, we have shown that our health information is clear, accurate, balanced, evidence-based and up-to-date.

Information Standard disclaimer: Bowel Cancer UK shall hold responsibility for the accuracy of the information they publish and neither the scheme operator nor the scheme owner shall have any responsibility whatsoever for costs losses or direct or indirect damages or costs arising from inaccuracy of information, or omissions in the information published on the website on behalf of Bowel Cancer UK.

Our awards

2015 BMA Patient Information Award

Our Younger people with bowel cancer: a guide for the under 50s.

2015 BMA Patient Information Award

Our information pack, Your diet: Living with and Beyond Bowel Cancer, won the Self Care Resources Award.

2014 BMA Patient Information Award

Our Bowel Health and Screening resource, which supports people with learning disabilities and their carers, won the Special Award for Learning Disabilities.

Our health professional reviewers

We would like to thank all of the health professional reviewers who have helped us produce our health information.

  • Dr Richard Adams, Reader and Honorary Consultant in Clinical Oncology, Cardiff University and Velindre Cancer Centre
  • Prof Annie S Anderson, Professor of Public Health Nutrition, University of Dundee
  • Dr Elaine Bannerman RD, Lecturer in Nutrition, University of Dundee
  • Karen Bird, Senior Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist, Specialist Palliative Care Team, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, Northwick Park Hospital, Middlesex
  • Wendy Burley, Lead Nutritional Therapist, Penny Brohn Cancer Care
  • Mr Tom Cecil, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Basingstoke Colorectal Department, Hampshire Hospotals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Poonam Chouhan, General Practitioner, Bupa Health and Wellness
  • Miss Candice Downey, Academic Clinical Fellow in Colorectal Surgery, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
  • Louisa Fleure, Lead Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Prostate Cancer Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Urology Centre, Guy's Hospital
  • Prof Willie Hamilton, GP and Professor of Primary Care Diagnostics, University of Exeter
  • Dr Tim Iveson, Macmillan Cancer Support Consultant Medical Oncologist, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Manju Khanna, Senior Macmillan Colorectal CNS, Northwick Park and St Marks Hospital, Middlesex
  • Kym Lang, Health promotion specialist and registered nutritional therapist
  • Dr Samantha Lund, Medical Director, Royal Trinity Hospice, London
  • Dr Kevin J Monahan, Consultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician, Family History of Bowel Cancer Clinic, West Middlesex University Hospital
  • Ann Muls, Macmillan Nurse Consultant  (GI consequences of cancer treatment), GI Unit, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr George Reese, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon,  Imperial College Healthcare, Charing Cross Hospital London
  • Prof John M Saxton, Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of East Anglia
  • Professor John B Schofield, Consultant Pathologist, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Kent Cancer Centre, Maidstone
  • Prof Anne Thomas, Professor of Cancer Therapeutics, University of Leicester
  • Dr Damian Tolan, Consultant Radiologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Naomi White, Clinical Psychologist, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre
 We welcome your feedback on our information resources and whether you found them helpful. Email us with your comments.