Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in both men and women. Whilst research means survival is improving, the rates of people being diagnosed with the disease are also rising. A whole range of factors play into this, not least the fact that more people in the UK are living to an older age when cancer is more common. There isn’t much anyone can do about getting older, but we also know that more than half of bowel cancer cases are linked to lifestyle factors – which are much more within our control.
Making small changes to our day-to-day lives can make a big difference to the risk of developing bowel cancer.
To find out the six ways that you can reduce your risk of bowel cancer head to the Cancer Research UK Science Blog