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.
What to expect from a colonoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic
Dr Lisa Wilde, Director of Research and External Affairs at the charity, talks about her experience of having a colonoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic after noticing some bowel cancer symptoms.
“It really is incredible what light can emerge in a dark situation” – Celebrating friendships this Galentine’s Day
Charlotte and Elizabeth share with us how they've both formed new friendships and strengthened ones while being affected by bowel cancer for Galentine’s Day – a special celebration of friendships.
"Gut Feelings: Coping with cancer and living with lynch syndrome" by Sam Rose
The following is an excerpt from Sam Rose's memoir "Gut Feelings: Coping with cancer and living with lynch syndrome".
Our support for you this World Cancer Day
Today is World Cancer Day, a key moment to raise further awareness of bowel cancer and provide support to everyone affected by the disease.
Top tips on keeping positive during this winter lockdown
To help you during these challenging times, we asked people affected by bowel cancer how they’re keeping positive during a winter lockdown.
Our 2020 highlights
Before we head into a new year, with all the hope that a vaccine brings, we'd like to share the moments that we're grateful for with our highlights from the year.
I cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats in memory of my sister
Will Carlisle, 25 from Somerset, lost his sister to bowel cancer in April 2020 – just four months after she was diagnosed. He and a friend cycled 1,000 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
Laura Stephenson: A story of positivity, hope and faith when faced with cancer – an extract
Mike Barnes, Laura Stephenson’s dad, writes about Laura and her book, which she wrote whilst undergoing treatment for stage 4 bowel cancer, just 12 months after giving birth to twin girls. Sadly Laura…