Our work in Wales
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in Wales. Every year more than 2,200 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in Wales and over 900 people die from the disease. However bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.
We undertake a range of activities in Wales 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 Wales, 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 Wales 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 Wales in all our work.
Our campaign ‘Right test, Right time’ highlights the challenges facing endoscopy services across the UK. Through our research we found that waiting lists in Wales were one of the worst. We have written to Assembly Members and the Minister for Health in Wales asking them to support our campaign.
We are continuing to campaign on the inequalities in access to drugs in all four UK nations. Our work on advanced bowel cancer and long term access to treatment reflects the inequality created by the Cancer Drugs Fund in England and disparities between decisions made by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group on drug availability via the NHS. Find out about funding for treatment in Wales
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 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 Wales
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 Wales and help us to stop bowel cancer.