The signs and symptoms of bowel cancer can include bleeding from the bottom without any obvious reason or blood in your poo, change in your normal bowel habit, tummy pain (especially if severe) or a lump in your tummy and unexplained weight loss.
These symptoms are unlikely to be caused by cancer but it is better to play it safe, so it’s important to tell your GP if you notice them.
Bowel screening is used to check for early signs of bowel cancer by looking for hidden traces of blood in your poo.
There is a national bowel screening programme for older men and women. They will receive a screening kit to use at home and samples are sent away for testing. If your family and friends are the right age, encourage them to take part in screening when invited.
Following a decision by the England football team to set up their own charitable trust the England Footballers Foundation- the squad has chosen to work with the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.
The players are proud to have launched a bowel cancer awareness campaign entitled “There is Moore to Know” in support of the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.
The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK would like to thank the England Footballers Foundation and the players for launching this incredible campaign to save lives.
Quote from Stephanie Moore
“The ‘Moore to Know’ campaign is absolutely vital in helping us reach millions of men and women who don’t usually give much thought to health messages. Having the current and former England players tell the nation to sit up, listen and learn about bowel cancer will have a huge impact and could save thousands – if not millions - of lives.”