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.
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Why we joined Chat Together
Chat Together is a welcoming place to talk to others with bowel cancer and meet new people. We spoke to a few people about why they signed up, the friends they have made and the impact it has had on them.
Dr Philippa Kaye: There are times when we all use the skills from our jobs at home
Dr Philippa Kaye, a GP, is regularly seen on ITV's This Morning. She was 39 years old when she was diagnosed with bowel cancer, and here shares with us her experience of being both a patient and doctor.
“It kept me motivated to keep moving during chemotherapy.” Why I signed up to Step up for 30
It’s nearly time to Step up for 30! It's really simple, just get active every day in April and ask people to sponsor you. We spoke to four people who took part last year about why they signed up.
Dr Philippa Kaye, an extract of her book: Doctors Get Cancer Too
Dr Philippa Kaye, a GP who writes a column in Woman magazine and is regularly seen on ITV's This Morning, was 39 years old when she was diagnosed with bowel cancer.
365 days of boogying for bowel cancer
Lindsey Lovatt is dancing for 30 minutes every day for a year to raise funds for the charity, and to show her support for her husband, Dr Peter Lovatt, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in January 2021.
How our community is marking Mother’s Day
While Mother's Day (Sunday 14 March 2021) can be a joyful experience for many, it can be an incredibly tough time for others, including people affected by bowel cancer.
"I wanted to fundraise to say thank you. They held my hand all the way through my treatment." Why I signed up to Step up for 30
Step up for 30 is really simple, just get active every day in April and ask people to sponsor you. We spoke to five people who took part last year about why they signed up to the fundraiser.