Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
This year we are focusing on bowel cancer screening
- If you are over 60 (or over 50 in Scotland), take the test when you receive it in the post.
- If you are younger, tell the people over 60 (or over 50 in Scotland) in your life, to take the test.
Screening can detect bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms, when it is easier to treat. Sometimes it can prevent bowel cancer from developing in the first place by picking up non-cancerous growths (polyps) which could become cancerous in the future.
Bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone diagnosed at the earliest stage will survive bowel cancer. However, this drops significantly as the disease develops. Taking part in bowel cancer screening is the best way to get diagnosed early.
“I consider myself very lucky. Completing the screening test was the best decision I have ever made. There is no doubt in my mind that if I hadn’t, I would not be alive today. Anyone reading this, who is eligible to participate in the screening programme, should not think twice about it. Just do it.” Joy from Oxfordshire
Book a talk at your workplace or community group
Order an information pack
The Star of Hope - the international symbol for bowel cancer - is the central theme for our fundraising activity during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. All money raised will support vital research and lifesaving work to stop bowel cancer. Join us and be a star this April.
Be a Star, Bake a Cake
Other things you can do
- Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
- Share your story with us
- Donate and support vital research and lifesaving work to stop bowel cancer
- Sign up to be a campaign supporter
- Cheer on our runners at the Virgin London Marathon on 24 April. If you are interested in joining us, email email@example.com