Bowel Cancer UK
What we do
We're the UK's leading bowel cancer charity. We're determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. Our vision is a future where nobody dies of the disease.
We provide expert information and support for everyone affected by bowel cancer. Our online forum is a place for people to share their experience and support each other. Our website has lots of high-quality information about bowel cancer and we publish a range of helpful materials.
We campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care. We're leading change for younger bowel cancer patients, campaigning to improve survival and quality of life for those with advanced bowel cancer and working to improve early diagnosis by ensuring people are getting the right test at the right time.
We fund research
Our research strategy puts patients and their families at the heart of our research programme. We're committed to funding research that improves the prevention, early detection and treatment of the disease.
We run training, workshops, and study days for healthcare professionals. We also have a dedicated team of volunteers who give free awareness talks to workplaces and community groups across the UK, spreading the word about symptoms, risk factors and bowel cancer screening.
We’re campaigning to improve early diagnosis by ensuring people have access to the right test at the right time. Around 16,000 people die from bowel cancer each year, making it the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. However, this shouldn’t be the case as the disease is treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early. An estimated 9 in 10 people will survive bowel cancer if diagnosed at the earliest stage.