Remember, if caught early enough, bowel cancer can be cured.

Some people feel embarrassed about discussing bowel problems with their doctor. By the time the patient seeks medical advice because he or she cannot cope any longer with his or her symptoms,it can sometimes be too late. Be sensible.

"Not even the apparently enlightened principle of the 'greatest good for the greatest number' can excuse indifference to individual suffering"

- Aneurin Bevan

After lung cancer, bowel cancer (the collective term for cancer of the colon and cancer of the rectum) is the biggest cancer killer in most parts of the world. Bowel cancer is a problem that is growing yearly. The main cause? Diet. The evidence clearly shows aclip_image001.jpg link between the consumption of meat (especially fatty meat) and the incidence of bowel cancer.

Traditionally, Japan has had the lowest incidence of bowel cancer in the world. This was probably due to their low fat and high fibre diet. But in recent years, since a Western diet has been introduced into Japan, bowel cancer amongst the Japanese has risen.

You may also want to visit our sister website - Cancer Research and Genetics UK. The site has been created to provide a one stop reference guide on Cancer, Research and its Genetic links.

This website and the associated Bowel Cancer Wales organisation has been created to raise awareness of and also the symptoms of the disease and to campaign  for earlier Bowel Cancer Screening.

Please use the site and get in touch and get involved if you can.

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