Beating bowel cancer together

Make your voice heard this General Election

The 2019 General Election is fast approaching, and there are various ways you can use this opportunity to help the millions of people affected by bowel cancer in the UK.

Why this election matters

The next government will have the power to make key decisions on health that will affect us all. Whatever the result of the election, it's vital that lifesaving improvements to services are not put on hold.

Right now, NHS services are facing unprecedented pressure and the UK's cancer survival rates are lagging behind comparable countries. This means people affected by bowel cancer are not receiving the best treatment and care.

The next government must do more. This election is our moment to press for action.

What do we want?

We want a future where nobody dies of bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early so we're calling for urgent action from the next government to commit to:

  • Investing in early diagnosis by delivering improvements to bowel cancer screening
  • Tackling staff shortages in the NHS endoscopy and pathology services
  • Securing better outcomes for younger bowel cancer patients and those at high risk of developing bowel cancer
  • Ensuring advanced bowel cancer patients are given access to the best treatment and care

Ahead of the General Election, we've launched our manifesto calling for action on these four areas.

Read our manifesto

How can you help?

We can stop people dying of bowel cancer, but we can't achieve this alone. We need your voice more than ever to help make politicians listen.

Get involved in a way that suits you: take one of our campaign actions below or donate whatever you can afford to help fund our work.

General Election updates

13 November
Along with 28 other cancer charities, we launched a joint manifesto for all cancer patients calling on the next government to drive up the UK's cancer survival to be among the best in the world. Read One Cancer Voice.

7 November
Over 3,000 people have now joined together to tell us the issues that really matter to them.

16 October 
We launch our campaign to bring together the voices of the bowel cancer community to help make politicians listen.

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