Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in the UK.
Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, and is responsible for 16,000 deaths each year. However, when diagnosed early, bowel cancer is highly treatable and curable. Early diagnosis and treatment of the disease are critical in improving survival rates, which is why Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is so important.
Symptoms to look out for include:
- Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo
- Persistent and unexplained changes in bowel habits
- Unexplained weight loss
- Feeling very tired for no obvious reason
- Pain or a lump in your tummy.
If you have experienced any of these symptoms, it doesn’t mean you have bowel cancer. But don’t be embarrassed, speak to your doctor as soon as possible because early treatment could be the difference between life and death.
Luto is proud to help promote Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, organised by leading charities ‘Beating Bowel Cancer’ and ‘Bowel Cancer UK’. Luto also strongly supports the mission of these charities to ensure that by 2050, nobody dies from bowel cancer.
In order to raise awareness, ‘Beating Bowel Cancer’ and ‘Bowel Cancer UK’ are organising some great events, including awareness talks and bake-offs. ‘Bowel Cancer UK’ will also be organising its eighth annual ‘Know The Score’ campaign. If you want to take part, or simply learn more about the disease, visit their website: https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/bowel-cancer-awareness-month/
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