Why we need your support

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK but it shouldn't be. It is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. As the UK's leading bowel cancer charity, we're determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by the disease.

By taking part in Walk Together this June, the money you raised will help us to stop people dying of bowel cancer by funding our vital services and lifesaving research.

Scroll down to read more about what we do.

Our support

We provide expert information and support for everyone affected by bowel cancer. Our online forum is a place for people to talk about their experiences, share their knowledge and support each other. Our website has lots of high quality information about bowel cancer and we publish a range of helpful booklets. Click on the button below to find out more.

Our campaigns

We campaign to save more lives and improve the quality of life for people living bowel cancer. We’re campaigning, across the UK, for policy change to increase earlier diagnosis so more people can survive their diagnosis and improve access to the best treatment and care for bowel cancer patients. Some of our campaigns include:

  • Never Too Young – to help change clinical practice and policy to stop people dying of bowel cancer under 50
  • Early diagnosis – to ensure people have access to the right test the right time by improving capacity in endoscopy and pathology services
  • Lynch syndrome – to improve outcomes for patients with a genetic condition which increases their chance of developing bowel cancer
  • Get Personal – to improve survival and quality of life for those diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer
Our research

Our research strategy puts patients and their families at the heart of our research programme ensuring they can help shape the future of bowel cancer research. We are committed to funding research that improves the prevention, early detection and treatment of the disease. Just some of the projects we're currently funding include:

  • Reducing the rates of ‘undetected’ bowel cancers in England
  • Investigating how the gut environment affects bowel cancer in younger people
  • Improving use of the faecal immunochemical test
Our education

We run training, workshops and study days for healthcare professionals. We also provide free online bowel cancer awareness talks to workplaces and community groups in all four nations of the UK. Book a virtual talk today.

Help us move towards a future where nobody dies of bowel cancer.