Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
1 April, 2024 (All day) to 30 April, 2024 (All day)

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness month. Whether you are directly affected by bowel cancer, or you just want to find out more, we have information that can help. There are also lots of ways to help raise awareness of bowel cancer.

Bowel cancer, which includes colon and rectal cancer, is one of the most common cancers in the UK. It is mostly diagnosed in people over 60, but can be diagnosed in younger people.

The bowel is part of the digestive system and is divided into the small and large bowel. Cancer can affect both areas of the bowel. Doctors do not know the exact causes of bowel cancer, but there are risk factors that can increases your chance of developing it.

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