Bowel Cancer (also referred to as colorectal cancer or colon cancer) is any cancer which affects the colon (large bowel) or rectum. It can be treated in 90% of cases if caught early enough but sadly it is often not diagnosed until it's too late. Bowel Cancer affects people of all ages; more and more young people are being diagnosed.
Worried about Bowel Cancer?
If you have ANY concerns about bowel cancer, you should see your GP. You might also want to talk to the lovely nurses at Beating Bowel Cancer or Bowel Cancer UK.
- Bleeding from bottom can come with itchiness, soreness, lumps
- A persistent change in bowel habit especially lasting more than 3 weeks
- Abdominal pain can be constant or comes and goes
- A lump in your tummy (especially on right side but can be left)
- Unexplained tiredness, dizziness & breathlessness
- Unexpected, unexplained weightloss
Source: Beating Bowel Cancer & Bowel Cancer UK