Specialist expertise: Therapeutic Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Bowel Cancer Screening, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, Advanced Polypectomy, Polypectomy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Barrett’s Oesophagus, Acid Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Stricture Dilatation.
Ms Sarah Mills, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon discusses what Bowel Cancer is, how many people Bowel Cancer affects and what you can do to help prevent or treat the digestive health disease.
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and is also known as colorectal cancer.
Bowel cancer occurs in both men and women, although it is more common in men. The risk of bowel cancer increases with age, with steep increases in people aged over 50.
The disease is treatable and curable, if it is diagnosed early. If you have signs of bowel cancer, the earlier you get a bowel cancer diagnosis, the better the chance of successful treatment.