Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Getting the Right Diagnosis Early

Bowel Cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer so throughout the entirety of April, we’re looking to raise awareness of the disease for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

Unfortunately, many cases of bowel and other types of cancer often go unnoticed by doctors and medical professionals, which is also an area that we need to highlight. If diagnosed early, more than 90% of bowel cancer cases can be treated successfully, meaning this is something that needs to be done right. Looking for symptoms is essential, so it’s important to get people talking about the early signs such as:

  • Bleeding from the back passage (rectum) or blood in the stools
  • A persistent change in your regular bowel habits
  • A lump in your abdomen or back passage which can be detected by your doctor
  • Even after opening your bowels, you get a feeling of needing to pass a bowel motion
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • A low level of red blood cells (anaemia)

Forbes Solicitors have produced a factual infographic providing details of this deadly disease that is affecting the lives of millions across the UK. In an easily digestible form of content, we are able to see shocking figures broken down to show the impact of a bowel cancer diagnosis.

A late diagnosis can often have huge repercussions for a person’s health, so for those who feel they have been mistreated by their doctor in regards to a bowel cancer diagnosis, Forbes Solicitors are able to help you make a claim for compensation.

If you think you have been affected please don’t hesitate to contact Forbes Solicitors for expert advice by phoning 0800 037 4625 or visit



*Statistics from Cancer Research

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