This blog aims to shine a light on the varied and many people affected by bowel cancer. Around 268,000 people living in the UK today have been diagnosed with the disease. But it doesn’t just impact the patient, it touches their families, friends and colleagues, doctors and nurses, scientists and researchers.
A day in the life of… a Bowel Screening Centre Manager
Audrey Irvine is the Operational Screening Services Manager at the NHS Bowel Screening Centre in Dundee. As part of the second anniversary of the launch of a new screening test in Scotland, the Faecal…
The Rogers family raise £22,000 in memory of dad of two young children
Michelle Rogers, from Surrey, was only 36 when her husband, Allan, died of bowel cancer in March 2015, leaving behind their two daughters, Matilda and Francesca. Since losing him, his family and friends…
Why a bowel cancer surgeon dyed his beard
We caught up with Vamsi Ramana Velchuru, a consultant bowel cancer surgeon from Norfolk, about why he dyed his beard last December for the charity.
Colin and Elizabeth transformed their lifestyles after just three months
Husband and wife, Colin, 56, and Elizabeth MacKay, 57, from Perth, transformed their lifestyle after being matched with a trained volunteer to reduce their risk of bowel cancer.
Lucila’s first Christmas with her miracle baby
Lucila Camilo, 41 from Ipswich, was diagnosed with bowel cancer whilst pregnant in September 2018.
Why David grew a beard for Decembeard
David, 40 from Giffnock in Scotland, raised over £3,000 by simply growing a beard for the charity in December. He shares with us why supporting the charity is so important to him.
Mark grew a beard to support his parents who have bowel cancer
Mark Thompson, 32 from County Durham, signed up to Decembeard last year after both his parents were diagnosed with bowel cancer.