Bowel or colon cancer is the biggest killer cancer of non-smokers in the UK. It shouldn't be, as this type of cancer is treatable and curable, all the more so if it is detected at an early stage. Early diagnosis saves lives.

No one likes to talk about their bowels but it's really important not to ignore the symptoms of colon cancer, and to report them to your doctor without delay.  For details of the signs and symptoms click here

It's important also to get screened for colon cancer, regularly from your mid-40s.  For information on the screening options available, please see our Screening page

Get screened for colon cancer