Be aware 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.  1 in 15 men and 1 in 20 women are at risk of developing this type of cancer.

Awareness of colon cancer is essential, particularly for anyone over 45.  Any abdominal symptoms or change in bowel habit should be discussed immediately with your doctor, whatever your age.

Colon cancer is one of the easiest cancers to treat if it is detected early. The really good news is that this cancer is also preventable in nearly all patients, through regular screening.

Get yourself screened, properly, regularly

We recommend that you are screened regularly (every five to seven years) for colon cancer from your mid-40s.  Please see our Screening page for details of the options currently available.

Colon cancer screening options