Protect yourself against bowel cancer

Bowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) is the fourth most common cancer in the UK with over 40,000 new cases every year. But evidence suggests around half of these cases could be prevented if we all lived healthier lifestyles.

Protect yourself against bowel cancerAlthough 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.

Download the leaflet  Order a free printed copy

More information for you

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

Handy tools let you know where you’re at with your health

> Check your BMI
> What’s your cancer risk?
> Check your alcohol calorie intake now

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