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Bowel cancer awwareness month: April 2019 Posted on 10 Apr 2019


Bowel cancer

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. However, if diagnosed early, nine out of 10 people will survive: https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/

Bowel cancer can have some symptoms you might find embarrassing, but if you are at all concerned, you should make an appointment to see your GP, they’ve seen it all before.
https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/about-bowel-cancer/symptoms/

If you’re over 50 in Scotland, or over 60 in England, Wales and NI, and under 74, you should receive a bowel cancer screening kit through the post every 2 years if you are registered with a GP. https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/bowel-cancer/getting-diagnosed/screening

There are some things that make you more likely to get bowel cancer. These are...

  • Aged over 50
  • A strong family history of bowel cancer
  • A history of non-cancerous growths (polyps) in your bowel
  • Longstanding inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • An unhealthy lifestyle
https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/about-bowel-cancer/risk-factors/

You can take action to reduce your risk of Bowel Cancer
  • Avoid processed meat and eat less red meat
  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Be more physically active in your everyday life
  • Eat plenty of wholegrains, pulses, veg and fruit
  • Limit your intake of alcohol
  • Don’t smoke
  • Use your bowel cancer screening kit
https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/about-bowel-cancer/risk-factors/reducing-your-risk/
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