Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer.
Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK. Most people diagnosed with it are over the age of 60.
To find out more about bowel cancer on the NHS website www.nhs.uk/bowel and on the Bowel Cancer UK website www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/about-us/bowel-cancer-awareness-month/.#