Bowel Cancer Awareness
12th March 2019 @ 10:00
Why we need to build awareness
Bowel cancer is currently the third most common cancer in Scotland and the second biggest cancer killer. Over 3,700 people in Scotland are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year, and approximately 1,600 people die from the disease.
However, it doesn’t have to be this way, as bowel cancer is treatable and curable, especially when caught early. If diagnosed at the earliest stage, over 98% of people will survive bowel cancer. Sadly, less than 20% of cases in Scotland are actually diagnosed this early. That’s why we’re dedicated to raising awareness through our award-winning health promotion volunteer programme.
- Signs and symptoms – learn the key facts about bowel cancer
- Healthy lifestyle and prevention – tips on how to reduce the risk of bowel cancer
- NHS Bowel Screening – learn about the NHS bowel screening programme and the importance of taking the test