As part of Bowel Cancer Awareness month, we’re running a series of mini-blogs from cancer experts. Here’s the next instalment from consultant colorectal surgeon, Susan Moug.

What the public should know about bowel cancer –
It is very common in the U.K. It usually affects the over 50s, but can occur in younger people. It can cause unexplained changes in your bowel habit or bleeding that last for a few weeks.

If diagnosed with bowel cancer –
You will meet many specialist nurses and doctors who are there to help. You may need bowel surgery which is commonly performed and many people do very well afterwards. You may not need a stoma and, most importantly, you can live a happy and healthy life if caught early.

– Susan Moug

Stay tuned throughout the week for further instalments. Each instalment will be viewable here ( and shared on our social media channels.