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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.
We respond to new cancer recovery plan for Northern Ireland
We have welcomed a new cancer recovery plan for Northern Ireland, which includes plans to introduce a test in primary care for people with suspected symptoms of the disease.
NHS Scotland invest almost £20m in robotic-assisted surgery for bowel cancer patients
NHS Scotland is investing £19.8 million in 10 surgical robots, which will result in less invasive procedures for cancer patients and boost hospital capacity across Scotland.
NICE approves new drug which may extend life expectancy for some advanced bowel cancer patients in England and Wales
A new bowel cancer drug combination, which may extend life expectancy for some people with advanced bowel cancer, has been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for patients…
Bowel cancer in patients aged under 50 is increasing, new National Bowel Cancer Audit finds
The number of young people aged under 50 diagnosed with bowel cancer in England has increased from 5.2% (2013-14) to 5.8% (2017-18), a new report for England has revealed.
This week is Carers Week
To mark Carers Week (7-13 June), we're shining a light on the support we provide for loved ones.
New study finds bowel screening based on risk of disease, not age alone, could save lives
Using estimated individual risk of bowel cancer in England to determine when people should start being screened for the disease, may result in fewer bowel cancer cases and deaths, a new study funded by…
Our patron Matt Dawson MBE raising awareness of bowel cancer
Former England rugby player urges people to visit their GP with any symptoms.