Beating Bowel Cancer is the support and campaigning charity for everyone affected by bowel cancer.


When bowel cancer hits, it can be hard to know where to turn and it’s natural to have lots of questions and concerns.


That’s why we run the UK’s only nurse-led specialist helpline for bowel cancer, which patients call a ‘lifeline’. We provide specialist support and information to anyone affected by bowel cancer.


Whatever the situation, our nurses will always listen and be supportive. 


You can contact our nurses from 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Thursday and from 9am to 4pm on Friday by calling 020 8973 0011. You can email anytime at


If you’d like to chat to other people affected by bowel cancer in your area you can join our forum Community at


For more information about the charity please visit


Bowel cancer symptoms


Anyone experiencing one or more of these symptoms for three weeks or more should go and see their GP.


• Bleeding from the bottom or blood in your poo

• A persistent change in bowel habit, especially going more often or looser stools

• Abdominal pain, especially if severe

• A lump in your tummy

• Unexplained weight loss or tiredness

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