Our helpline is closed whilst we review our services and explore the best way to provide information and support to those affected by bowel cancer.

We offer a range of information and support you might find useful, including:

If you have worrying symptoms, feel unwell or are experiencing problems or side-effects as a result of your treatment, please consult your doctor without delay.


The information we provide is not a substitute for professional care and shouldn’t be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. We provide an information service only and are unable to offer medical advice, access emergency care or contact healthcare professionals directly.


A range of support services are also available from other organisations, including:

NHS 111

Free NHS helpline service for urgent medical concerns. Staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a team of fully trained advisers.


Macmillan Cancer Support

A team of specialist advisers available Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm

0808 808 00 00


Cancer Research UK

Nurse helpline available Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

0808 800 4040


Bowel cancer screening helplines:

England bowel cancer screening programme 0800 707 60 60

Scottish bowel cancer screening programme 0800 0121 833

Bowel screening Wales 0800 294 3370

Northern Ireland bowel cancer screening programme 0800 015 2514