Find out about possible symptoms of bowel cancer and when to see your doctor.

Getting diagnosed

Read here about seeing your GP, referral to a specialist and the tests you might have. Also find out about screening for bowel cancer.

Types of bowel cancer

Find out about different types of bowel cancer.

Stages and grades

The stage of a cancer tells you how big it is and whether it has spread. It helps your doctor to know which treatment you need.


Find out about the different types of bowel cancer treatment.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK research into bowel cancer, and search for clinical trials.

Living with bowel cancer

Get support to cope during and after bowel cancer treatment.

Advanced cancer

Find out about advanced bowel cancer and how it might affect you.

Risks and causes

Find out what causes bowel cancer, including lifestyle factors and other medical conditions, and see what you can do to reduce your risk.


Find out about survival for bowel cancer, including colon cancer and rectal cancer.

Last reviewed: 
30 Sep 2015

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