As part of Bowel Cancer Awareness month, we’re running a series of mini-blogs from cancer experts. Here’s the final instalment from Debbie Provan.

I would like the public to know that healthy lifestyle choices are still important after a diagnosis of bowel cancer, and that whole families can work together on this. Whilst those being treated for bowel cancer may have some dietary restrictions placed upon them as a result of treatment, in general people should aim to eat a well balanced diet, keep physically active and maintain a healthy body weight

In fact cancer survivors are encouraged to follow the same advice we advocate for cancer prevention. This means whole families should be aiming to eat the same things and supporting each other to make healthier lifestyle choices.

Debbie Provan, National AHP Lead for Cancer Rehabilitation & Macmillan TCAT Project Manager

You can access all the mini-blogs for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month at ( and on our social media channels.