Signs and symptoms
Even after a normal bowel screening result, it's important that anyone with symptoms speaks to their GP.
- bleeding from your bottom and / or blood in your poo
- a change in your bowel habit lasting three weeks or more
- unexplained weight loss
- extreme tiredness for no obvious reason
- a pain or lump in your tummy
How to reduce your risk
- eat well – limit the amount of red meat and processed meat (bacon, sausages, ham etc.) that you eat
- eat more fibre, and fruit and vegetables
- keep a healthy weight
- be more active
- cut down on alcohol
- be smoke free
- take part in bowel screening - when it lands on the mat, test your poo and send it back!
For more information about each of these changes, visit the Cancer Research blog.