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  • Bowel Cancer UK Awareness Talks

    Created: 06/03/2024
    News/Events Category: Health and Social Care

    April is bowel cancer awareness month. It’s a fantastic annual opportunity to educate your business, organisation or community group about the disease by joining Bowel Cancer UK for a free virtual awareness talk.

    Delivered by a volunteer with a personal connection to bowel cancer, you’ll learn about the most common symptoms of bowel cancer, the risk factors associated with the disease and the importance of the NHS bowel screening programme.

    Talks Available

    Click here to book a bespoke talk for groups of 15 people or more. Bookings for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month will close on Friday 29 March – so book yours today!

    Alternatively, why not encourage your employees, colleagues or volunteers to sign up to one of their pre-booked awareness talks?

    These pre-booked talks are open to anyone who wants to educate themselves about bowel cancer, so you can get involved no matter how small your group is, or even as an individual. Free tickets will be available up until the events take place. Talks are available at the following dates and times. Simply click on a date to make a booking through Eventbrite.

    Thursday 03 April 2024, 1.00-2.00 

    Wednesday 10 April 2024, 2.00-3.00 

    Friday 19 April 11.00-12.00 

    Tuesday 23 April, 6.00-7.00

    All pre-booked talks will be in the English language and will take place via Zoom.

    What the talk will cover

    The virtual talk will last around 30-45 minutes and will be delivered by one of Bowel Cancer UK's trained volunteers. They’ll cover:

    • Signs and symptoms – learn the most common symptoms of bowel cancer
    • Risks – gain an awareness of the risk factors associated with bowel cancer
    • Bowel screening – learn about the NHS bowel screening programme and the importance of taking part

    You'll also have the opportunity to ask the volunteer any questions you might have. Many of their volunteers have personal experiences of bowel cancer, and so have a great deal of knowledge and wisdom to share.

    Why raising awareness is so important

    Bowel cancer is currently the fourth most common cancer in the UK and the second biggest cancer killer. Nearly 43,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year, and more than 16,800 people die every year from the disease.

    However, it doesn’t have to be this way, as bowel cancer is treatable and curable, especially when caught early. That’s why Bowel Cancer UK is dedicated to raising awareness through their volunteer-led awareness programme.

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