Someone dies from bowel cancer in the UK every thirty minutes. It seems unthinkable, especially as bowel cancer is treatable when diagnosed at an early stage.
The problem is that only 9% of patients are diagnosed at that stage.
Beating Bowel Cancer and Bowel Cancer UK have merged and their mission is to ensure that by 2050, no-one will die of bowel cancer. Eating plenty of high fibre foods helps reduce the risk. Red meats such as beef, pork, lamb and veal, processed meats such as sausages, bacon, salami, tinned meats, and packet meats like sandwich ham, are linked to a higher risk of bowel cancer so try to limit how much of these you eat.
If treated early there is a very good chance of recovery – visit Bowel Cancer UK where you will find lots of information and advice.