Health leaders at NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are backing bowel cancer Awareness Month throughout April to help raise awareness and join the fight against cancer.
Bowel cancer is the UK's second biggest cancer killer - every half an hour someone dies of the disease with around 16,000 people dying of bowel cancer every year. Almost 9 out of 10 people with bowel cancer are over the age of 60. The symptoms of bowel cancer can be:
- A change in bowel habit
- Bleeding from the bottom or blood in poo
- A pain in the tummy.