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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

April raises awareness of a serious illness that people can often be too embarrassed to talk about even with family or their doctor, Bowel cancer is the fourth largest form of cancer with early detection meaning a 90% survival rate.

Commonly people in the over 60s category are most likely to develop colon cancer, although with the westernised diet heavy in saturated fats, processed meats, alcohol and sugar more and more people are developing the disease in earlier stages of life.

Common symptoms can include:

  • Bleeding from the rectum
  • Abdominal pain – especially severe
  • A change in bowel movements especially lasting 3 weeks
  • Weight loss and tiredness

Head of Clinical Negligence, Christina Batson said:

‘Preventing and detecting this very serious and debilitating disease is crucial, bowel cancer affects so many people and can often be mistaken for other types of illnesses  so being aware of the symptoms is very important’.

‘Too often I have worked with clients who have suffered the effects of  misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis, if you think you could be suffering from the symptoms of Bowel cancer it’s really important to get  checked out’

If you have any questions and would like to speak to our Clinical Negligence team regarding a claim please call us on 0800 169 5925 or email