April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month with everyone being reminded of the signs and symptoms to look out for:

  • Bleeding from the bottom and/or blood in your poo
  • A change in your bowel habits lasting more than 3 weeks
  • Abdominal pain especially if severe
  • A lump in your tummy
  • Weight loss and tiredness

Bowel Cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, after breast, prostate and lung cancers.  Bowel Cancer is treatable and curable, especially when diagnosed at an early stage.

Early diagnosis for Bowel Cancer and any other type of cancer saves lives, if you have any concerns, please don’t be embarrassed and don’t ignore them.  Go and see your GP

You can find out more about Bowel Cancer by visiting www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk or www.beatingbowelcancer.org