Bowel Cancer UK

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and second biggest cancer killer. However, it is treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early.

Nearly everyone diagnosed at the earliest stage will survive bowel cancer but this drops significantly as the disease develops.

The major advances in saving lives from bowel cancer in the past 20 years have all come through research. Therefore, through strategic investment in targeted research, we will deliver improvements in bowel cancer survival in our lifetime.

Our ambition is to transform bowel cancer survival rates, increasing the number of people surviving bowel cancer within five years of diagnosis from 50% to 75% by 2025.

To achieve this we are working hard with researchers across the UK; we are campaigning at the heart of government; and we are educating people about bowel cancer.

But we need your help.

Join our Go Dad Run team and together we can stop bowel cancer in our lifetime.

To find out more about our work please visit

Bowel Cancer UK is a registered charity in England & Wales (1071038) and in Scotland (SC040914).