Beating bowel cancer together

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BBC journalist George Alagiah hosts our podcast, interviewing supporters and leading experts on the disease, as well as discussing his own treatment and diagnosis.

Episode one of series two launched Wednesday 20 November with episode two released on Wednesday 27 November and a third published on Wednesday 4 December.

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In the third episode of series two, George talks to Steve Clark, who has diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer, about chemotherapy to treat the disease. He also speaks to oncologist Professor Mark Saunders from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester who explains the different types of chemotherapy available for bowel cancer patients.

We’ll be launching series three of our podcast in April for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

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Series two

Episode 4: Surgery and bowel cancer

George Alagiah interviews Barbara Hibbert from Harrogate who has stage 4 bowel cancer, along with surgeon Nicola Fearnhead from Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, about surgery to treat the disease.
 
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Episode 5: Looking after your emotional health

George Alagiah interviews Greig Trout, 39 from Wokingham who was diagnosed with stage 2 bowel cancer, along with Professor Claire Foster, Professor of Psychosocial Oncology from the University of Southampton, about looking after your emotional health.
 
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Episode 6: Chemotherapy and bowel cancer

George Alagiah interviews Steve Clark from Caversham, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer at 49 and is now on maintenance chemo for life. Joining them is oncologist Professor Mark Saunders, from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester, who explains the different types of chemotherapy for bowel cancer.
 
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Series one

Episode 1: Living well with advanced bowel cancer

George Alagiah interviews Matthew Wiltshire, 51 from Surrey, who has stage 4 bowel cancer, and the charity’s former Chief Executive, Deborah Alsina MBE, about living well with advanced bowel cancer.
 
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Episode 2: Managing a stoma

George Alagiah interviews Andrea Robson, 39 from London, who has stage 2 bowel cancer and a stoma, along with stoma nurse Lisa Allison, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Pouch Care at Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospital, London, on managing a stoma.  

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Episode 3: Caring for a loved one with bowel cancer

George Alagiah interviews Stacey Heale from Southampton, whose husband Greg has bowel cancer, along with the charity’s former Chief Executive, Deborah Alsina MBE, on what it’s like caring for a loved one with the disease. 

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