Help us to stop bowel cancer

Our work in Scotland

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland. Every year around 4,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in Scotland and around 1,600 people die from the disease. However bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.

We undertake a range of activities in Scotland as part of our work to save lives and have a team based in our office in Edinburgh.

We raise awareness

Volunteers in Scotland, 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 Scotland 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

We campaign

Our campaigning and policy work covers issues affecting people right across the UK and we include the experience of people in Scotland in all our work.

We work closely with the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland and other decision makers in the country. We are members of the Scottish Cancer Coalition, the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network and the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Cancer.

We fully support the Scottish Government’s ‘Detect Cancer Early’ campaign aimed at increasing early diagnosis of cancer.

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 bowel screening

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 Scotland

We fundraise

We are determined to save lives from bowel cancer but we can’t do this without you. There are lots of ways you can support us in Scotland and help fund vital research to stop bowel cancer.

Fundraise for us in Scotland

Organise your own fundraising

Become a corporate partner

Make a donation

Contact us

Bowel Cancer UK
20 Queen Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1JX

Call us 0131 225 5333

Email scotadmin@bowelcanceruk.org.uk

We are determined to save lives from bowel cancer but we can’t do this without you. Support vital research and lifesaving work to stop bowel cancer.
We are determined to save lives from bowel cancer but we can’t do this without you. Support vital research and lifesaving work to stop bowel cancer.