Who is Bowel Cancer UK?

Established in 1987 as the Britta Dolan Memorial Cancer Fund, Bowel Cancer UK is a leading charity dedicated to raising awareness of bowel cancer, improving the quality of life of those affected by the disease and ultimately, reducing deaths from the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK.

From Autumn 2005, Bowel Cancer UK is the new name for the charity Colon Cancer Concern (CCC).

Bowel Cancer UK will continue to be an organisation that puts bowel cancer patients, their families and their carers at the heart of its work.

Why has the charity changed its name?

  • To address confusion around the name of the disease – sometimes known as colon or colorectal cancer, but most commonly referred to as bowel cancer
  • To reflect the national nature of the work the charity is involved in
  • To align itself with the national bowel cancer screening programme being introduced in 2006
  • To reaffirm its status as a leading bowel cancer charity in the UK

Why is Bowel Cancer UK’s work so important?

Because bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK, yet it needn’t be. If diagnosed in its early stages, this disease is highly treatable.

Bowel Cancer UK Services

The charity provides a range of services – all with simple aims: to support those affected by bowel cancer and raise awareness of the disease. We have four pillars:

1.Information
Through the provision of literature, the website, campaigns and events.

The charity will continue to provide the only bowel cancer helpline in the country – the Bowel Cancer Advisory Service.

Open Monday to Friday, between 10am and 4pm, this service is run by specialist colorectal, stoma care and oncology nurses, who are also on hand to respond to email enquiries.


Bowel Cancer Advisory Service 08708 50 60 50
Email: advisory@bowelcanceruk.org.uk

2. Awareness Campaigns
Bowel Cancer UK is the key provider of bowel cancer awareness campaigns in the country. The charity seeks to engage with the general public, employees in the workplace and GP surgeries by providing information on prevention and symptoms of bowel cancer.

3. Education
The charity works in partnership with healthcare professionals to provide education about bowel cancer. Amongst others, it has close links with colorectal nurse specialists, GPs, clinicians and oncologists.

4. Campaigning
Bowel Cancer UK campaigns for improved choice and equal access to bowel cancer screening, treatment and best care. It also works hard to increase the priority of bowel cancer on the political and media agenda.

Bowel Cancer UK
7 Rickett Street
London SW6 1RU
Tel: 08708 50 60 50 Bowel Cancer Advisory Service (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)
Tel: 020 7381 9711 (General Enquiries)
Website: www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk
Email: info@bowelcanceruk.org.uk
General Enquires email: admin@bowelcanceruk.org.uk

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