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Grow a beard and help stop people dying of bowel cancer
Fathers, sons, brothers, grandads and uncles we're calling on you to grow a beard for us this December to help save lives.
Almost half of people needing urgent investigations for bowel cancer symptoms waiting too long
Figures published by NHS England today show that almost half of people on an urgent referral in August 2021 for bowel cancer investigation were waiting longer than 28 days for a diagnosis.
Two in five patients in England waiting too long for bowel cancer tests
More than 40% of people referred for tests which can help to diagnose bowel cancer in England are waiting longer than six weeks, figures published by NHS England show today.
Increased physical activity linked to improved quality of life after bowel cancer
Low-to-moderate activity levels can significantly improve quality of life after bowel cancer, according to two new studies published this week.
New animation teaches the key facts about bowel cancer
This week is Health Information Week, and we’ve produced a new animation to highlight the key facts about bowel cancer.
NHS England extends temporary changes to the treatment break rule
Some advanced bowel cancer patients can take a break from their treatment without losing access to certain drugs, after the NHS in England extended temporary changes to the treatment breaks rule.
Celebrities support people to make your brew count for everyone affected by bowel cancer
TV presenter Davina McCall, Chef Tony Singh and Baker Martha Collison are supporting the nation to get together this August and make your brew count by hosting a Brew Together fundraising event to raise…
£10m investment fund for cancer care in Scotland
We have today welcomed the announcement of a £10 million investment fund to help tackle cancer waiting times in Scotland.
Our new bowel cancer course for pharmacy staff in Wales
We’ve launched a new online course about bowel cancer for community pharmacy staff in Wales, to help them feel more confident talking to patients about the disease.
A statement from our Chief Executive Genevieve Edwards following the sad news that Beth Purvis has died from bowel cancer at the age of 42
Everyone at Bowel Cancer UK is devastated to hear that Beth has passed away. Our hearts go out to Beth's husband Richard, her children Joseph and Abigail, and her family and her friends.