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
- information and advice on bowel cancer and the coronavirus pandemic
- a welcoming online community for everyone affected by bowel cancer to ask questions, read about people’s experiences and support each other
- contact our nurses with any questions or concerns about bowel cancer
- real-life stories of people affected by the disease
- our support and information on emotional wellbeing is here for you and your loved ones
- support events across the UK to help people living with bowel cancer to learn more about their condition and to connect with others.
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:
A team of trained bereavement volunteers are available from Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 5pm (extended until 8pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays), and on weekends 10am – 2pm. There's also a chat service on their website, available from 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday.
0808 808 1677
Bowel cancer screening helplines:
- England bowel cancer screening programme 0800 707 6060
- Scottish bowel cancer screening programme 0800 012 1833
- Bowel screening Wales 0800 294 3370
- Northern Ireland bowel cancer screening programme 0800 015 2514