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the facts give you Bowel cancer symptoms Problems of the large bowel which is made up of the colon and rectum are very common although most symptoms do not turn out to be bowel cancer. However, if you have any of the following symptoms that persist for more than a few weeks, talk to your doctor: CMFFEJOHGSPNZPVSCPUUPNOEPSCMPPEJO your poo DIOHFJOCPXFMICJUMTUJOHUISFFXFFLT or more VOFYQMJOFEXFJHIUMPTT FYUSFNFUJSFEOFTTGPSOPPCWJPVTSFTPO QJOPSMVNQJOZPVSUVNNZ Why do I need to know the symptoms? Bowel cancer is very treatable, but like most cancers, the earlier it is diagnosed the more effective treatment is likely to be. People whose cancer has not spread beyond the inner lining of the bowel have a much higher chance of successful treatment compared to those whose cancer has become more widespread. So if you have any of the symptoms listed above donít be embarrassed and donít ignore them. Go and see your doctor. To find out more about bowel cancer, you might like to read our Understanding bowel cancer factsheet. What are the risk factors? Doctors and researchers donít yet know the FYDUDVTFPGCPXFMDODFS#VUXFEPLOPX that certain factors contribute to a higher risk. Age Bowel cancer can develop in men and women of any age but it tends to be a disease of middle and old age. In the UK, the majority of cases occur in people over the age of 50. Diet and lifestyle Increasing evidence shows that a diet high in SFENFUOEPSQSPDFTTFENFUOEMPXJO fibre (lacking in vegetables, fruit and whole grains) increases the risk of developing bowel cancer. Other risk factors related to lifestyle SFPCFTJUZ MDLPGFYFSDJTF IJHIMDPIPM consumption and smoking. Obesity Research shows that overweight or obese people have an increased risk of bowel cancer. Inflammatory bowel disease People who have inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis or Crohnís disease or those with a tendency to develop polyps (overgrowths of cells in the lining of the bowel) may be more susceptible to developing bowel cancer. Bowel cancer symptoms and risk factors This factsheet gives you information about some of the symptoms of bowel cancer and the factors that can increase someoneís risk of developing the disease.
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the facts give you London office Willcox House 140-148 Borough High Street London SE1 1LB Tel: 020 7940 1760 Edinburgh office 20 Queen Street Edinburgh EH2 1JX Tel: 0131 225 5333 Website: www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk Registered Charity Number (England & Wales) 1071038. Scottish Charity Number SCO40914. A Company Limited by Guarantee Number 3409832 (England). Registered Office (London) as above. Further sources of information We have a range of related Factsheets that you can download from our website: http://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/information-resources/factsheets To find out more about this product, or to tell us what you think, please call us on 020 7940 1760 or email feedback@bowelcanceruk.org.uk  Bowel Cancer UK Bowel Cancer Symptoms and Risk Factors Factsheet Information correct at time of publication January 2012 Date for review June 2015 Family history People who have a family history of cancer may have an increased risk of bowel cancer, athough only a small number of cases are related to family history. For more information, see our Family history factsheet. Some risk factors such as age or family history are out of your control. But if you would like to find out what you can do to reduce your risk of bowel cancer, see our Good Bowel Health booklet.

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