Raising the profile of bowel issues and our research

Every year in the UK, more than 41,000 people are told that they have bowel cancer. It is the 3rd most common cancer and only lung cancer takes more lives. More than 300,000 people live with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and thousands with chronic conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation and bowel incontinence.

Bowel conditions are common and they can have a devastating impact on people’s lives. Bowel cancer takes lives every day and chronic conditions such as Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease can isolate people from family and friends, making the most simple things in life such as a trip to the shops impossible.

Read about our BBC Lifeline appeal