It’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Today (1 April) officially marks the start of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of bowel cancer.

And, with events taking place up and down the country, it’s also a great way to get involved, raising funds to support Bowel Cancer UK and their amazing work.

Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer, sadly, it’s the UK’s second-biggest cancer killer but it shouldn’t be.

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.

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. If you have one or more of these, or if things just don’t feel right, see your GP.

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