Bowel Cancer UK

Bowel Cancer UK Bowel Cancer UK
Willcox House
140-148 Borough High Street

Tel: 020 7940 17607

Bowel Cancer UK run the Bowel Cancer Advisory Service - a full time national freephone advice and information service for all those affected or concerned about the disease. The telephone service is staffed by specialist colorectal, stoma care and oncology nurses who can also respond to enquiries by email.
Tel: 020 7940 17607

Go to their website for more information: www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk

Bowel Cancer UK also provides a series of downloadable factsheets on all aspects of bowel cancer and bowel health. These provide bowel cancer patients with the opportunity to clarify their understanding of what specialists have told them. These factsheets also offer a useful resource for those who would like to know more about the disease.

Figures for 2008 show that just under 40,000 men and women are diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK every year, making it the third most common cancer.

Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK and more than 16,250 (again 2008 figures) people die each year. 95% of all diagnoses are in people over the age of 50.

If diagnosed at the earliest stage, bowel cancer is highly treatable, with a survival rate of more than 90% over five years

Bowel cancer is very treatable if diagnosed early. However, currently only 9% of patients in the UK are diagnosed at the very earliest stage of the disease.

The roll-out of the bowel cancer screening programme will increase the number of patients diagnosed in the earlier stages of the disease. It is estimated that by 2025 more than 2000 lives each year could be saved as a result of the bowel cancer screening programme.

Charity Commission
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How Frustrated Communication found Diabetes UK -

A number of the Trustees' friends have suffered from Bowel Cancer and in 2010 one close friend died of his condition. This caused us to investigate further and support this charity.

How Frustrated Communication has helped:

Recognising that, as with many other cancers, early diagnosis is very important for the successful treatment of this cancer, in 2010 and 2011 we provided funds towards Bowel Cancer UK's awareness campaign.

We provided money towards the printing of awareness leaflets.