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
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 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.
Bowel Cancer UK
20 Queen Street
Call us 0131 225 5333