For organisations and healthcare professionals
Use social media
Use your social media accounts to raise awareness. Follow us to keep up-to-date with the latest news and messages throughout April: Twitter @bowelcanceruk, Facebook @bowelcanceruk and Instagram @bowelcanceruk
As well as retweeting and sharing our messages, here are some suggested tweets you could use:
- Around 268,000 people living in the UK today have been diagnosed with #bowelcancer. This April during #BowelCancerAwarenessMonth we’re supporting @bowelcanceruk. Find out how you can help: www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/bowel-cancer-awareness-month #thisisbowelcancer
Now, more than ever, people affected by #bowelcancer need us to raise awareness of the disease. That’s why we’re supporting @bowelcanceruk this April for #BowelCancerAwarenessMonth. Will you join us? Find out how to get involved: www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/bowel-cancer-awareness-month #thisisbowelcancer
Order our leaflets and posters
Raise awareness of the symptoms of bowel cancer and help your patients understand screening with our range of posters, z-cards and leaflets tailored for each UK nation. Order completely free of charge now while stocks last. Please note we accept orders of a minimum of 300 individual items of any kind (this doesn't have to be the same type of item).
Join our online bowel cancer awareness talk
Join our free online awareness talk on Friday 16 April at 12.30pm to learn about the symptoms of bowel cancer, screening and reducing your risk. The talk will be around 30 minutes and hosted by one of our volunteers who has personal experience of the disease.
Tune in to our Facebook page on Friday 16 April at 12.30pm.
If you can't make the live talk, our team of trained volunteers are available to deliver online awareness talks directly to your workplaces or community groups about bowel cancer and how we can support people affected by the disease.
Step up for 30
During April, we're asking you to Step up for 30 with us! It's really simple, just get active every day and ask family, friends and colleagues to sponsor you. Whilst you're getting fitter and feeling healthier, you'll also be raising money to help stop people dying of bowel cancer by funding vital services and lifesaving research.
Add information to your website, blog, newsletters, bulletins and intranet
Please tell everyone about the work we're doing. You can use our images and link to our website and social media accounts. Below is a suggested paragraph for you to use in both your external and internal communication channels.
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer and it's the UK's second biggest cancer killer. But it shouldn't be, as it's treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone survives bowel cancer if diagnosed at the earliest stage however this drops significantly as the disease develops. Being aware of the key symptoms and visiting your GP if things don't feel right can help increase chances of an early diagnosis, and could save your life.
The symptoms of bowel cancer can include:
- Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo
- A persistent and unexplained change in bowel habit
- Unexplained weight loss
- Extreme tiredness for no obvious reason
- A pain or lump in your tummy
Most people with these symptoms don't have bowel cancer. Other health problems can cause similar symptoms, but if you have one or more of these, or if things just don't feel right, see your GP.
For more information visit bowelcanceruk.org.uk
Display our slides
We have slides compatible with public information screens which are particularly useful in places such as staff areas, receptions or in GP or hospital waiting areas.
Join our Professional Network
The Professional Network is a community of healthcare professionals who provide treatment, care and support for people with bowel cancer. If you're a healthcare professional, sign up to receive regular email newsletters, exclusive access to professional groups and our education events to support your learning and development.
Download our award winning publications
We work with patients and experts to produce a range of information to support anyone affected by bowel cancer. You can download our free publications for free.