All week we will be posting snippets from http://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk in support of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Bowel Cancer UK aims to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.
Symptoms of bowel cancer
The symptoms of bowel (colorectal) cancer can be:
- Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo
- A change in bowel habit lasting for 3 weeks or more especially to looser or runny poo
- Unexplained weight loss
- Extreme tiredness for no obvious reason
- A pain or lump in your tummy
If you are worried about any symptoms that you think might be caused by bowel cancer, make an appointment with your doctor.
Just remember you’ll not be wasting anyone’s time by getting checked out. If it isn’t serious, you’ll put your mind at rest. If it’s bowel cancer, early detection can make all the difference. Over 90% who are diagnosed at the earliest stage are successfully treated. So a trip to your doctor could save your life.
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