Support for you
We offer a range of information and support you might find useful, including:
- order or download our free publications that are full of expert information
- a range of information about bowel cancer including symptoms, risk factors, screening, diagnosis, treatment and living with and beyond the disease.
- a welcoming online community for everyone affected by bowel cancer to ask questions, read about people’s experiences and support each other
- contact our nuses with any questions or concerns about bowel cancer
- real-life stories of people affected by the disease
If you have worrying symptoms, feel unwell or are experiencing problems or side-effects as a result of your treatment, please consult your doctor without delay.
The information we provide is not a substitute for professional care and shouldn’t be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. We provide an information service only and are unable to offer medical advice, access emergency care or contact healthcare professionals directly.
A range of support services are also available from other organisations, including:
Free NHS helpline service for urgent medical concerns. Staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a team of fully trained advisers.
A team of specialist advisers available Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm
0808 808 00 00
Nurse helpline available Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
0808 800 4040
Bowel cancer screening helplines:
England bowel cancer screening programme 0800 707 60 60
Scottish bowel cancer screening programme 0800 0121 833
Bowel screening Wales 0800 294 3370
Northern Ireland bowel cancer screening programme 0800 015 2514