Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2021

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2021 - National Awareness Days Calendar 2021

From 1st April – 30th April.

Every 15 minutes somebody is diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK. It can affect anybody, regardless of their age or background. It’s treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early, and nearly everyone survives if diagnosed at the earliest stage. However this drops significantly as the disease develops. More than 16,000 people die from bowel cancer in the UK every year – that’s 44 people every day.

The symptoms of bowel cancer can include:

  • Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo
  • A persistent and unexplained change in bowel habit 
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Extreme tiredness for no obvious reason
  • A pain or lump in your tummy

For more information on these symptoms.

Support resources

They have plenty of information and support from nurses.

You are never too young to get bowel cancer. Listen to Kenny’s cancer recovery story.

Jobs with MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT | Guardian Jobs

For useful resources please see Macmillan Cancer Support.

Also

Jobs with CANCER RESEARCH UK | Guardian Jobs

For useful resources please see Cancer Research UK

Local Support:

Due to COVID 19 this may be offered by phone or virtually.

Life doesn’t stop just because you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. Seeing friends, supporting family, and finding a way to pay the bills are still important, even if you’re living with a terminal diagnosis. You may have cancer, but you are still you, with a life to lead, friends to see, family who need you and people to love. Because life with cancer is still life, and we will help you live it.

Let’s Talk Hope

Practical help and support groups

Let’s talk Hope provides support to people who have had cancer or survived cancer, as well as their families and friends in a relaxed and friendly environment, support will be delivered by our purposely trained team. Our group meets on the last Saturday of each month between 10.30 – 12.30pm at Greets Green Access Centre, Tildasley Sreett, West Bromwich B70 9SJ. We also have a Facebook page, Let’s Talk Hope in Sandwell

Group supports everybody.

We offer:

  • Befriending
  • Cancer information materials
  • Cancer information materials in other languages
  • Counselling
  • Information
  • Internet use available
  • Support from Health Professionals
  • Written resources in other languages

Catchment area:

All of Sandwell

Ideal for all Cancer Support Group

Practical help and support groups

Our group meets on the last Thursday of each month Between1:30-3:00pm at the Independent Living Centre, 100 Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1JE. The support group is about meeting people, share experiences on topics you wish to talk about, treatment, families, work, benefits, transport, and relationships. We also invite Health Professionals to the group for talks and information sharing depending on the Support Groups request.

Ideal for all Cancer Support Group supports everyone affected by all cancers.

We offer:

  • Befriending
  • Information
  • Internet use available
  • Provision for learning difficulties
  • Support from Health Professionals

The Sister’s Circle

Practical help and support groups

The group meets every 2 weeks at the Bangladeshi Women’s Association centre, Wellington Road, Tipton, DY4 8RS on Friday morning from 10.00 – 12.30. The Sisters Circle is made up of 10-15 ladies who meet and socialise to discuss and share their experiences around anxiety and depression and related health issues such as women’s health and cancer. We also have occasional speakers on different health-related issues.

Groups supports: Everyone

We offer:

  • Befriending
  • Cancer information materials
  • Cancer information materials in other languages
  • Information
  • Spoken interpretation service
  • Support from Health Professionals
  • Written resources in other languages