Bowel Cancer UK
Bowel Cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, but it shouldn’t be. It is very treatable especially if diagnosed early. Bowel Cancer UK aims to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.
Early diagnosis of bowel cancer in the UK is a problem because people either find it uncomfortable to discuss the symptoms of the disease, or simply do not know what they are. This is why Bowel Cancer UK’s work – to encourage people to recognise the symptoms of the disease and to act on their concerns so that they have the best chance of survival – is so important.
We are passionate about making sure people know the symptoms and understand how important it is to go to their GP if they have concerns. We also encourage people to take part in screening and to improve their bowel health and stack the odds against the disease by making simple changes to their diet and lifestyle. We work with schools, community groups and workplaces throughout the UK to improve public knowledge of bowel health messages.
Bowel Cancer UK saves lives by raising awareness, campaigning for the best treatment and care and providing practical support and advice.