Protect yourself against bowel cancer
Bowel – or 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
Although more than eight out of ten 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.
More information for you
- On the blog, our nutritionist Matt explains the confusing media messages about red and processed meat
- Our Preventing cancer section has a dedicated page on the causes of bowel cancer
- Handy tools let you know where you're at with your health: check your BMI, cancer health and alcohol calorie intake online now
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