Speak to a registered nurse.
Call the Beating Bowel Cancer Helpline
(9-5:30 Mon - Thu, 9-4 Fri)

020 8973 0011

or email

Helpline – Talk to our nurses

When bowel cancer hits, it can be hard to know where to turn and that’s why we run the UK’s only nurse-led specialist helpline for bowel cancer, which patients call a ‘lifeline’.

Beating Bowel Cancer Senior Nurse

Our nurse advisor is on hand to offer support and answer your questions and concerns. Whatever your situation, our nurses will always listen and be supportive.


If you are worried about any aspect of the disease – if you have symptoms and don’t know what to do, if you have just been diagnosed, or have questions about treatment options or living with the physical effects of bowel cancer – then please call our confidential helpline.

Bowel cancer helpline

If you need to speak to someone you can use our 24 hour answer machine service and leave a message.

Call 020 8973 0011


PLEASE NOTE the helpline is not available during the holidays, and will re-open on 2 January 2018.  You can email us as below and we will respond in the new year.

The online forum [ “Visit the forum” link at top of page] is available 24/7 throughout the holidays with invaluable peer support.


Email our nurses

Alternatively, you may email us at any time at


Bowel cancer patients and relatives online forum

Our nurses are also available to answer questions via our patients and relatives forum.


Please note: The information provided by our Nurse Advisors is not a substitute for professional care and should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. If you have worrying symptoms, or you feel unwell or are experiencing problems/side-effects as a result of your treatment, you should consult your doctor. The Nurse Advisors provide an information service only and are unable to access emergency care or talk to health professionals directly on any enquirer’s behalf.