Bowel Cancer UK
Established in 1987, Bowel Cancer UK is a national charity with offices in England and Scotland.Our Mission Statement
Why our Work is so Important
- Bowel Cancer UK aims to save lives by raising awareness of bowel cancer, campaigning for best treatment and care and providing practical support and advice.
Current active campaigns:
- Early diagnosis of bowel cancer in the UK is a problem because people either find it uncomfortable to discuss the symptoms of the disease or simply do not know what they are.
- Survival rates in the UK are amongst the lowest in Europe, with 15% more patients being diagnosed at a later stage of the disease compared with most other European countries.
- This is why Bowel Cancer UK's work to encourage people to recognise the symptoms of the disease and to act on their concerns so that they have the best chance of survival is so important.
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - April every year
Check It www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/check-it
Improving Outcomes - A Strategy for Cancer 2011