Welome to our campaigns blog. This is our space to explore key issues affecting people with bowel cancer such as prevention, early diagnosis and treatment and care. We will be sharing our latest campaign updates and providing commentary and analysis on external policy. We also provide links to further information and resources.
An optimal bowel cancer screening programme
Our Head of Policy and Campaigns looks at what the UK National Screening Committee's consultation document recommends, what it means for bowel cancer screening and what needs to happen to make it…
One family’s struggle to get lifesaving bowel cancer screening
I was diagnosed with bowel cancer at 55 years old, but it wasn’t until my son was diagnosed with the disease at a young age that we realised we had such a strong family history.
One family’s journey with stage four bowel cancer
Stacey Heale discusses the challenges of a stage four bowel cancer diagnosis and how she thinks the system can be improved
Understanding the role of advanced bowel cancer Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs)
Stephen Fenwick explains what MDTs are and what importance they have in the treatment and care of patients with advanced bowel cancer.
The story of Never Too Young
This week marks the annual ‘Young Survivors Week’ – a global campaign to raise awareness that wherever you live in the world you are never too young to get bowel cancer.
Young Survivors Week: A mother's story
Lesley Shannon, mum to Laura who sadly died of bowel cancer in 2013, knows all too well that you are never too young to get bowel cancer. She shares an extract of her blog with us for Young Survivors Week.
Why Lynch syndrome needs to be a priority for the next Government
In the run up to the general election we wanted to share with you our campaign’s progress and set out why Lynch syndrome needs to be prioritised by the next government