Beating bowel cancer together

Our publications

You can order copies of our publications here. We aim to send out orders within three working days.

You can also download copies of our publications below.

We have recently launched a new brand following the merger of Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer, therefore some publications remain in our previous branding whilst we use up existing stock.

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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 not 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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Guides to the NHS bowel cancer screening programmes in Scotland and 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 not this publication is currently under review.

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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 not 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.

Please not this publication is currently under review.

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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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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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An A4 poster which highlights the five possible symptoms of bowel cancer. 

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An A4 poster that highlights awareness of bowel cancer screening. Available for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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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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The production and distribution of some of our publications has been made possible by educational grants from Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Servier, Sirtex and Olympus. The content was independently written and no company had editorial control.

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