Bowel cancer is currently the fourth most common cancer in Wales and the second biggest cancer killer. More than 2,300 people in Wales are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year, and over 900 people die annually from the disease.
However, it doesn’t have to be this way, as bowel cancer is treatable and curable, especially when caught early. That’s why Bowel Cancer UK are dedicated to raising awareness through our volunteer-led awareness programme.
What will be in the talk?
Volunteers will deliver a 30-minute virtual presentation and highlight the following key awareness messages:
- Signs and symptoms – learn the most common symptoms of bowel cancer
- Risks – gain an awareness of the risk factors associated with bowel cancer
- Bowel Screening – learn about the NHS bowel screening programme and the importance of taking part
Volunteers will also be happy to answer any questions you might have. Very often, they have had personal experience of bowel cancer, and therefore have a great deal of knowledge and wisdom to share.
Bowel Cancer UK rely on the support of workplaces and community groups to help raise awareness of this common, yet curable, cancer.
You can support their work by booking a talk today.