- @pierreski73 hi Peter, I'll find out tomorrow about the presentations, hopefully they'll all be up on the website this week :)
- @Gearlink really sorry she's having such a difficult time, hope our nurses can offer support....do keep us updated!
- @Hayleyfairc @GabyRoslin many thanks for your support :)
- See you there! #VMLM2015 https://t.co/yGQRTfbRaL
- @Hayleyfairc @GabyRoslin we're very sorry to hear this Hayley and we're working hard to get awareness out there...
Since 1999 Beating Bowel Cancer has been saving lives from bowel cancer, the UK's second biggest cancer killer, by raising awareness of symptoms, promoting early diagnosis and encouraging open access to treatments.
Over the past decade, major developments in cancer policy and treatments have improved the quality of life of bowel cancer patients. Screening for bowel cancer is now available nationally for those aged 60-75, and we have witnessed major innovations in the treatment options available which, over the last decade, have resulted in death rates falling by around 13%.
However, challenges remain. Around 40% of the 41,000 people diagnosed with bowel cancer each year will die of the disease.
In 2010, as the charity entered its second decade we published 'A Decade in Bowel Cancer' to review the progress that has been made in tackling bowel cancer over the past ten years and set out our vision of what can be achieved by 2020.