Help us to stop bowel cancer

Reducing your risk

Scientists believe around half (54 per cent) of all bowel cancers could be prevented by having a healthier lifestyle. You can reduce your risk by:

You may have seen reports in the news about the effect of statins and aspirin on bowel cancer risk.

Speak to your GP if you’d like to know how you can reduce your risk of bowel cancer.

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Updated March 2016. Due for review March 2019