This blog shines 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.
Why I volunteer for Bowel Cancer UK
Julie is one of our fantastic awareness talk volunteers. Here she explains more about why she volunteers and remembers her dear friend Sam.
“How bowel cancer screening saved my life”
I wanted to share my story on how the bowel cancer screening test, the FIT (faecal immunochemical test), and then a colonoscopy led to a diagnosis and treatment which saved my life.
“Why raising awareness matters to me”
Barbara Moss was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in 2006 aged 52. Read about her story and why raising awareness means so much.
How does it feel to have cancer? Kevin’s story
Kevin, 58, shares a very honest account of how cancer has affected his mental health and how important it is to look after your emotional wellbeing.
Northumbrian Water Group Step up for 30 to raise awareness
Jane Dunn, Internal Communications Consultant at Northumbrian Water Group explains how colleagues joined our fundraising campaign Step up for 30 in 2021.
"Not a day goes by that I can't believe this happened to my family"
Laura's sister Rebecca was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer aged just 20. Laura shares her sister's story as it was always so important for Rebecca to raise awareness of the disease.
"Stop for a moment and think "is this normal for me?""
Rose J was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer aged just 40. Here she shares the symptoms she experienced and gives her advice to others who may be experiencing something similar.