If everyone with bowel cancer was diagnosed at the early stages, 28,000 people each year could have more time with loved ones, kinder treatments, and a better outcome.
Bowel Cancer UK has launched a five-year strategy that sets out how the charity will work towards a future where nobody dies of bowel cancer, and is determined to increase the number of people diagnosed in the earliest stages from less than four in ten, to more than seven in ten. The charity consulted with patients, volunteers, clinicians and researchers to develop this ambitious plan that puts early diagnosis at its heart.
The charity has four main goals: increase awareness and understanding of bowel cancer; remove the barriers to being diagnosed quickly, at the earliest possible stage; get the right treatment and care to every patient; and support people to cope better with bowel cancer.
Your donation can make a positive difference in all of these areas and helps fund vital research. Here’s what your money could do:
- £18 could help to deliver two awareness talks, sharing information about the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer
- £24 could provide one hour of expert nurse support via the charity’s ‘Ask the nurse’ service
- £46 could help support policy research to improve bowel cancer screening
- £100 could allow the charity’s researchers to do three hours of research focused on early diagnosis of bowel cancer