- @EPaul85 Best of luck Paul! You can do it! Thank you for all your hard work. Caroline
- RT @EPaul85: Action camera set all ready to go now. Final push now, help beat bowel cancer @bowelcancer http://t.co/HSC4S9OkUv http://t.c…
- @ZebyK Thank you! If you are interested in writing a blog for us to possibly appear in our supporters newsletter would you DM me? Thanks.
- @ZebyK A lot of people are affected by breast cancer, but we want to end the stigma surrounding bowel cancer and talking about poo!
- @ZebyK Hi Zeby. We agree. Hopefully one day!
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.