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News from the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity......


Earlier this year Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer merged to become the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity and  they are delighted to launch the name and brand of the new charity. 

After extensive consultation, they have chosen Bowel Cancer UK as the name, underpinned with the strapline ‘Beating Bowel Cancer Together’. They believe this best enables us to continue to build on the fantastic work of the legacy charities.

Read more about the new brand and what they do here

They’re also using this opportunity to raise awareness of bowel cancer screening to improve early diagnosis of the disease. Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer however the disease is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Screening can detect bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms when it is easier to treat and there is a greater chance of survival.

They’ve contacted media across the country highlighting their local screening uptake rate and encouraging people to take part in the screening programme.

Their vision is a future where nobody dies of bowel cancer but they can’t achieve this alone. They’re asking the whole community – patients, families and friends, doctors and nurses, scientists and researchers, politicians and campaigners, to join them and take action.


What is Healthwatch Darlington?

Healthwatch Darlington Limited is an independent consumer champion for health and social care in Darlington. The organisation helps to shape and improve local health and social care in our community. Healthwatch Darlington Limited is part of the Healthwatch national network, established by the Government to ensure local patients and users have a greater input to shaping and designing local services.

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