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Michelle Brownlie Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK but it shouldn't be. Bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Every year over 42,000 people are diagnosed with the disease. Bowel Cancer UK partner with many races and events, if you’re looking for a worthwhile charity to support, this may be the one for you. 

Bowel Cancer UK  are the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity who are determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.

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Bowel Cancer UK provides expert information and support for everyone affected by the disease. The online forum is a place for people to talk about their experiences, share their knowledge and support each other. In addition, the website provides high quality information and the organisation also publishes a range of helpful booklets.

The charity campaigns for early diagnosis and access to the best treatment and care. The Never Too Young Hub is leading the change for younger bowel cancer patients and the organisaion are campaigning to improve survival and quality of life for those with advanced bowel cancer as well as working to improve early diagnosis by ensuring people are getting the right test at the right time.

Bowel Cancer UK support and fund research to improve quality of life. The research strategy puts patients and their families at the heart of research programmes ensuring they can help shape the future of bowel cancer research. Bowel Cancer UK are committed to funding research that improves the prevention, early detection and treatment of the disease.

Michelle, 45 from Kilmarnock was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016.

 “Before I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in late 2016, I was a runner. In fact one of the reasons I didn’t notice symptoms like weight loss was because I thought that losing weight was just part and parcel of life as a runner. 

But during 2017 I had almost six months of cancer treatment; radiotherapy, chemotherapy, surgery to remove part of my bowel, an operation after part of my bowel twisted and an ileostomy. All of that meant that I couldn’t run and six months is a long time for a runner to not be training. “

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We hope you will be interested in supporting Bowel Cancer UK at one of your future races or challenges. For more information on how the charity can support you every step of the way, please visit the website at www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk

Contact the Events team on 020 7940 1769 or email events@bowelcanceruk.org.uk.

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