Every time I take on another massive 40tude cycling challenge, I have heard of several more people who have died as a result of colon cancer. If you're a non-smoker in the UK, male or female, colon cancer is the most likely cancer to kill you. With regular screening once you are over the age of 45 however, you can significantly avoid becoming a colon cancer patient. Early cancer precursors can be detected and removed and you and your family don't have to go through the trauma and extensive treatment that a cancer diagnosis brings.

40tude is supporting significant research into preventing and curing colon cancer. If you are able, any financial support would be amazing BUT more importantly check out the 40tude website so that you are aware of the warning signs (www.40tude.org.uk) and book your screening today. Prevention is always better than cure!

Karen Middlemass