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.
How Maureen managed her diet with a stoma
Maureen Burns, 62 from Fleetwood, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in May 2017. As part of her treatment she had a stoma, which has since been reversed. She shares with us how she managed her diet with…
Bruce shares how his diet changed before, during and after treatment
Bruce Cutler, 69 from Glasgow, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in September 2015. He shares with us how his diet changed before, during and after his treatment.
How Chloe’s bows raised £20,000 in memory of her dad
When Chloe Evans was just 15 years old her beloved dad died of bowel cancer. Now aged 22, she shares with us how her infamous bows have raised £20,000 for the charity in his memory.
How Pete managed his mental health during cancer treatment
Pete Wheatstone, 63 from Selby, was diagnosed with stage three bowel cancer in 2014. He shares with us how he managed his mental health during his treatment on World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10 October).
Katie shares her top tips on looking after your mental health
Katie Smale, 33 from Hemel Hempstead, is wife to Dave who has stage four bowel cancer and mum to Maisie, 3. On World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10 October), she shares with us her top tips on looking…
Paula’s top tips for eating after colonic stenting
Paula Fowler, 50 from Tyne & Ware, was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer in October 2017. As part of her treatment she had a colonic stent fitted.
Deborah treks from Austria to Italy in memory of her dad
Deborah Fleming, 49 from Ottershaw, Surrey, has just finished walking the Alpe Adria trail through Austria, Slovenia and Italy, in memory of her dad who died from bowel cancer in 2014.