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Anne-Marie Hunter was told she was "too young, too thin, and too fit" to have bowel cancer.

After being diagnosed in 2006, Anne-Marie is now doing well, and is helping us to 'Lift The Lid' on the importance of spotting symptoms, and early diagnosis.  Watch her story.....
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Today is #WorldCancerDay which unites the entire world in the fight
against the global cancer epidemic.

Through the theme Cancer – Not beyond us, World Cancer Day 2015 emphasises the need for taking action and implementing what we already know in order to push the global fight against cancer to a whole new level.

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I had a bowel cancer op 2 years ago and now I am enjoying my retirement. I go for long walks up and down the coast.yes! I have a bag on my tummy but the only thing that I can't do now properly is play snooker.i do play but use a rest more times than other players due to the bag on my tummy.but hey I'm here and happy has anybody that I know.do the right thing take the test it's painless
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Our "Living with Bowel Cancer: Eating Well" booklet offers dietary advice specifically for bowel cancer patients following treatment or surgery.

The booklet covers topics such as loss of appetite and stoma reversal as well as some tried and tested tips.

You can download the booklet here: http://bit.ly/1hzoyfg
You can also order "Eating Well" and all of our other booklets, free of charge, at: http://bit.ly/1ntVaGJ
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We're pleased to be supporting the "Cancer: 2 million reasons" campaign, alongside other charities.

The campaign calls upon all political parties to commit to improving research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for people affected by cancer today and in the future.

You can find out more about the campaign at www.cancer-reasons.org.uk
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Today, the Government have announced a £160m boost to the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) increasing the Fund from £200m a year to £280m a year – meaning thousands more cancer patients in England will benefit from life-extending drugs recommended by their doctor.

You can read the full story in the Telegraph here: http://ow.ly/AOkSb
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We're looking for adventurous fundraisers to join us for a fun-filled day on the river in Kingston-Upon-Thames on 20th July!

We have 2 boats in the annual Kingston Rotary Club dragon boat race, so if you fancy taking on the challenge, we'd love to have you on the team.

No experience is necessary, training is given on the day and anyone over the age of 12 can take part.

For more information, please visit https://www.beatingbowelcancer.org/kingston-rotary-club-dragon-boat-race
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April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and we'll be taking our giant toilet roll awareness stand on the road!

Milton Keynes - MK1 Shopping and Leisure Park 17th April
Bristol - Broadmead 22nd April
Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium - 25th April

If you can spare some time to help out, please get in touch at doyourownthing@beatingbowelcancer.org or call 0208 973 0000
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At our Parlimentary Reception last week, we announced that we will launch a Five Year Forward View for bowel cancer to help drive improvements in treatment and care. 

We need to do more to ensure that patients begin treatment as early as possible, so that we can improve bowel cancer survival rates.

You can read more about our plans here: http://bit.ly/1A2ii83

Pictured below from yesterday's reception are:
Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on cancer, John Baron MP.
Beating Bowel Cancer Chief Executive, Mark Flannagan
Bowel cancer survivor Simon Hawkins
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In response to the sad news that Lynda Bellingham has died, Mark Flannagan, our Chief Executive, said, “We’re deeply saddened to hear of the death of Lynda Bellingham and our thoughts are with her family and friends.

“Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer with over 41,000 people diagnosed each year – that’s someone diagnosed every 15 minutes. However, more than 90% of bowel cancer cases are treatable if caught early.

“We’d urge everyone to be aware of the symptoms of bowel cancer, so if you’ve been experiencing a change in bowel habit or have noticed blood in your poo for three weeks or more, please visit your GP.

“If anyone is worried about bowel cancer they can contact our nurse helpline on 08450 719 301 or visit our website www.beatingbowelcancer.org.”
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Were you successful in the London Marathon ballot? We'd love you to join our team: http://ow.ly/CeDtu

If the London Marathon isn't quite your thing, we have lots of other running, cycling and trekking events you might be interested in: www.beatingbowelcancer.org/events
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If you have questions about bowel cancer symptoms, or symptoms, our friendly nurses are here to help....

You can call the confidential nurse helpline on 08450 719301 or email nurse@beatingbowelcancer.org

If you've used our nurse helpline in the past, we'd be grateful if you could complete our very short survey: http://ow.ly/xPh3R
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Too many people delay going to see a doctor and ignore the symptoms.
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During April, more than 24,000 people helped us to #LiftTheLid on bowel cancer!

Thank you to each and every one of you who liked, shared and commented on our messages.

For more information on our work, please visit www.beatingbowelcancer.org
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Beating Bowel Cancer is the support and campaigning charity for everyone affected by bowel cancer.

We provide vital practical and emotional help – on the phone, digitally and face to face.

We campaign tirelessly to raise public 
awareness of bowel cancer and ensure 
Governments and health services provide 
the highest quality care and treatments.