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.
Dating with bowel cancer
Suzie Smith, 32 years old, discusses dating when you've been diagnosed with bowel cancer.
How bowel cancer opened a heart to happiness
Bobby Bertoli was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in May 2020. Here Bobby reflects on how his diagnosis has given him a new perspective on life.
Awareness volunteer wins community champion of the year award
Our awareness volunteer Kevin Etheridge has been named community champion of the year at the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) 2021 Councillor Awards.
Artwork gathering funds for bowel cancer
Lauren Godfrey's husband was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer in February 2021, aged 37. Lauren held an auction of archival artworks from her studio with 25% of the proceeds going to the charity.
Top tips and advice for someone going for their first colonoscopy
We know some people feel anxious or worried when they're told they need a colonoscopy but it's important to have this test if you're referred. Here are some top tips from our community.
Our 2021 highlights
We're taking stock of everything that's happened this year, reflecting on the challenges we've faced as a community but also recognising the positive stories that have shone through.
Why Trevor's taking on the challenge of Decembeard
Trevor was diagnosed with stage 1 bowel cancer in November 2019, aged 64. He's taking part in Decembeard to raise awareness of bowel cancer and raise money for the charity.