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Support for Bowel Cancer in the UK | Bowel Cancer Awareness

04 April 2024 - by David Allen

Bowel cancer (sometimes referred to as colorectal cancer) is the 4th most common cancer in the UK with over 40,000 people diagnosed each year.

Almost 9 in 10 people that receive a bowel cancer diagnosis are over 60 but survival rates are significantly higher if diagnosis is found in the early stages. April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, so we’ve taken a look at some of the support services available in the UK for those living with bowel cancer.

Bowel Cancer UK

This national charity provides support for people living with bowel cancer. It offers social meet ups, free support and information days where people can hear from expert speakers, share their experiences and take part in workshops. Visit their website for instant information and online support.

Bowel Cancer Support Group UK

Online peer support group for anyone affected by bowel cancer either awaiting diagnosis, diagnosed under treatment, or living with and beyond cancer. It gives the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation to share stories and experiences. The group currently operates as a closed Facebook group with over 1700 members and offers support groups.

Bowel Cancer Support North Wales

Support group created and run by people living with colorectal cancer. They host regular events with speakers from the healthcare community via their monthly meetings in North Wales. All their meetings are supportive, friendly and confidential and take place in either Wrexham or Mold.

Bladder and Bowel Community

Charity providing support and advice for people living with bowel and bladder conditions. It signposts for emotional support, sexual advice, travel insurance information, carer support and more. Their specialist bowel care information covers everything from treatments to stoma care.

To find support organisations in your area, simply visit our homepage and enter your postcode and the service you’re looking for to find local support.

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