Protect yourself against bowel cancer

Protect yourself against bowel cancerBowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) is the 4th most common cancer in the UK with over 44,000 new cases every year. But evidence suggests around half of these cases could be prevented if we all lived healthier lifestyles.

Although more than 8 out of 10 cases of bowel cancer are diagnosed in people aged 60 and over, our lifestyles today can affect our chance of developing the disease in the future.

With information on who is most at risk of this disease, this handy leaflet has practical tips on how you can change your diet and lifestyle to reduce your risk of developing bowel cancer.

This leaflet also has guidance on the symptoms to look out for, plus information on screening.

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More information for you

> Our nutritionist Matt explains the confusing media messages about red and processed meat
> Read our dedicated information on bowel cancer

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