Our work in Northern Ireland
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Northern Ireland and the second biggest cancer killer. Every year around 1,100 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in Northern Ireland and around 400 people die from the disease. However bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.
We undertake a range of activities in Northern Ireland as part of our work to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.
We raise awareness
Volunteers in Northern Ireland, who have been affected by bowel cancer in some way, deliver talks to groups in local communities and workplaces helping people to understand the signs and symptoms and risk factors. Book a talk
If you live in Northern Ireland and would like to become an awareness volunteer click here
We train healthcare professionals
Our training courses equip healthcare professionals with the confidence to spread awareness messages and the knowledge and skills to support professional practice. Find out more
Our campaigning and policy work covers issues affecting people right across the UK and we include the experience of people in Northern Ireland in all our work.
You can campaign with us and sign up as a campaign supporter to help us improve early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care for all those affected. Sign up and support our campaigns
We encourage people to take part in the bowel cancer screening programme
Bowel cancer screening can save lives but at the moment in some areas of the UK only a third of those who receive a test complete it. Thousands of people are missing out on the chance to detect bowel cancer early when it is easier to treat. Find out more about bowel screening in Northern Ireland
We are determined to save lives from bowel cancer but we can’t do this without you. We have amazing fundraisers in Northern Ireland. Rosi Kirker-Miller, who battled courageously for almost two years with bowel cancer championed the cause to increase awareness of the disease in Northern Ireland. Sadly, Rosi passed away but her family and friends have continued to support us and raise awareness and funds.
There are lots of ways you can support us in Northern Ireland and help us to stop bowel cancer.
Call Niamh McDaid on 07798 523 668, Bernie McGarry on 07900 915 614 or email.