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.

Bowel Cancer Screening

date 02/04/2016

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK but if it's detected early, before symptoms appear, it is far easier to treat and survival rates are much higher.

A delay in implementing new ways to screen for bowel cancer in Wales is risking lives, a charity has said.

The UK body advising the health service recommended a new test is introduced which is easier for people to complete at home.

Merger with Cancer Research & Genetics UK

date 19/05/2014
 The charity Bowel Cancer Wales has merged with Cancer Research & Genetics UK.

Martyn Young raises 200.00 for Bowel Cancer Wales

date 23/10/2012
Martyn Young of Cardiff raise £200 for Bowel Cancer Wales by running in the Cardiff half marathon.

Bowel Cancer Wales involved with the All Wales Medicines Steering Group

date 23/10/2012
Bowel Cancer Wales links with the inaugural meeting of patient involvement in AWMSG.

Cancer Drugs Fund for Wales

date 25/07/2012
Welsh Conservatives petition for Cancer Drugs Fund for Wales.

Campaign for Katie Rees for the drug Avastin and Cancer Drugs fund for Wales

date 27/04/2012
A campaign has been started for the drug Avastin for Katie Rees a bowel cancer patient from Cardiff aged 30 years and for a Cancer drugs fund for Wales. The campaign  started/supported by The Pamela Northcott Fund founded by Kate Small has recently highlighted on BBC news. The campaign can be followed and supported on Facebook on

Individual cancer funding drug rquests.

date 01/01/2012

The Welsh Health minister has agreed to publish details by each LHB in Wales for individual patient funding requests for high cost cancer and other drugs.Patient confidentiality is paramount and the results will ensure transparancy to the availibility of these drugs compared to the other regions of the UK.

Cancer patient may have to move to England to get her treatment.

date 22/08/2011

Cancer patient Lorrainne Redmond from Cardiff may have to move to England to recieve the  life extending drug Avastin currently being denied to patients in Wales due mainly to its  cost effectiveness.

The fund currently available in England and Scotland would cost around £10 million.

The NHS in Wales currently underspend its medicines budget by tens of millions of pounds so why cant some of that money be used for the fund.

Cancer Drugs Campaign

date 28/07/2011
Bowel Cancer Wales launches campaign for life extending Cancer drugs to be made more widely available..

Bowel Cancer Wales donates 1500.00 to Cancer Research at Cardiff University.

date 30/04/2011
Bowel Cancer Wales has donated £1500.00 to Professor Sampsom at Cardiff University to help fund his research into Bowel Cancer and its Genetic links.

Wales falling behind in bowel cancer screening.

date 07/04/2011
Flexible Simoidoscopy has been recommended by the UK National screening committee  to ministers for introduction in England.

Cancer Rally at the Senedd/Welsh Assembly 2011

date 21/03/2011
Cancer Rally at the Senedd calling for an all party Welsh Cancer screening committee to address and regularly review cancer screening services. The event was organised by Jayne Sullivan (the most prominent cancer campaigner in Wales) in association with Bowel Cancer Wales and other Cancer charities and organisations. Watch the video film on you tube listed under  Jayne Sullivan-Cancer Rally 2011

New website launched called The Cancer Genetic Story Bank

date 08/12/2010

The storybank is simply an online collection of storys about cancer genetics. It consists of digital storys from patients covering topics such as living with the risk of cancer, compiling a family tree, telling a family member about a cancer diagnosis and making decisions about surgery and screening.


Christmas Concert 1st Dec

date 07/11/2010

Christmas concert with The Lewis Merthyr Band.

The Rose and Crown Graig raises money for Bowel Cancer Wales.

date 28/10/2010
 The Rose and Crown on the Graig raises £400.00 for Bowel Cancer Wales.

Bowel Health test kit available in pharmacies.

date 15/09/2010
Self - check Bowel Health test,£9.99 from High Street pharmacists or www.

Mr Dukes Triumphant return

date 11/09/2010
Mr Dukes Triumphant return from his walk around the coastline of Britain for Bowel Cancer Wales. Can be watched on under Mr Duke Walks For Bowel Cancer Wales.

Carolyn Robertsons story on how Bowel Screening Wales saved her life.

date 06/07/2010

Carolyn Robertson, a lovely lady from Cardiff, is supporting and promoting the charity with various fundraising events. Carolyn has beaten Bowel Cancer thanks to the Welsh Assembly/NHS screening initiative.  Read her full story on her website:

Carolyn produces lovely designed cards which can be purhased via her website above.  She is donating 20% of her profits on the sale of the cards to the charity  Please have a look at her range and help us beat bowel cancer.


Mr Duke walks the coastline of Britain for Bowel Cancer Wales.

date 14/03/2010

David Edwards aged 26 from Cilfynydd Pontypridd  is walking the coastline of Britain for Bowel Cancer Wales.He started on 14/3/ 2010 and is walking around 3,000 miles clockwise from Cardiff.He is doing it  to raise awareness of the disease after his family had been struck with the illness.It is a tremendous challenge to undertake and at time of writing he is currently in Morecambe Lancashire.He has been interviewed and been followed by Radio Cymru along the way and can be followed on facebook if registered for daily blogs of his whereabouts and how he is getting along on the heading Mr Duke walks the coastline of Britain for Bowel Cancer Wales.



Energetic pair get their running shoes on in memory of partners late mum.

date 03/03/2010
Two sisters in law are getting set to tear up the streets of Pontypridd as they run 15k in memory of their partners mum.Gemma Bosher -Jarvis and Michele David will don their running shoes on March 20th to raise money and awareness for the Pontypridd based charity."Having lost a close family member to this awfull disease,I want the run to raise local awareness that early screening can catch it in its early stages,prolonging life and improving the survival rate." Gemma said.

The Doctor's Dilemma

date 02/09/2008

"What is very hard for many doctors to do is to have to explain to patients that an appropriate drug treatment for them is too expensive to prescribe.

"The health watchdog NICE is regularly refusing new therapies to treat cancer and uses a cut-off of £28,000 a year as a basis of evaluation. It would be better if it evaluated medicines on the basis of how long they prolong a person's life..."

Taken from a Daily Express interview with Oncologist Dr Justin Stebbings, senior lecturer at Imperial College, London.

Lower age for bowel cancer screening - News Article

date 05/03/2007

Nick Phillips, who is in the process of setting up a new charity - Bowel Cancer Wales - wants to raise awareness about the disease, in a bid to reduce the number of people developing it.

Interviewed by

Madeleine Brindley, Western Mail

Bowel Cancer Discovery by Scientists in Wales

date 15/02/2007
When healthy parents both carry a defective gene called MYH, their children are at very high risk of coming down with bowel cancer, researchers at the University of Wales College of Medicine say in an article in this tomorrow’s eminent ‘ The Lancet’ journal for the medical profession.

Major advance in bowel cancer

date 14/02/2007
An important advance in understanding bowel cancer has been made by researchers at the University of Bristol, UK.

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