THE Beating Bowel Cancer organisation would like you to sport a beard and join their communities of ‘Beardys’ raising money to beat bowel cancer together.
The campaign aims to break down the stigma of talking about bowel cancer and increase awareness of the disease.
There are many ways to get involved – like growing a beard, getting your friends to sport fake ones for the day or have a beard bake-off.
Sign up, get your mates involved and become ‘Beard Buddys’ to start the race for a prickly face!
For more information about Decembeard or to register, go to www.beatingbowelcancer.org/decembeard.
BOWEL CANCER SYMPTOMS
Bowel cancer can be successfully treated in over 90 per cent of cases if it is diagnosed at an early stage. The early symptoms of bowel cancer are very similar to other much less serious problems with the bowel.
But it’s important to be aware of what is normal for you, so you can recognise unusual changes.
It is important to see your GP if you have been experiencing any of these symptoms for three weeks or more:
- Bleeding from the bottom
- Persistent change in bowel habit
- A pain or lump in your tummy
- Feeling more tired than usual for some time
- Unexplained weight loss
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