Welcome to the Bowel Cancer UK Community — a place for anyone affected by bowel cancer to talk about their experiences, share their knowledge and support each other.

Welcome to our forum

Some information about our forum. Please feel free to post feedback or ideas for the forum here.

Just Diagnosed

If you have been recently diagnosed with bowel cancer feel free to post your experiences, concerns and questions here.

Bowel cancer treatment and side effects

A place to ask questions and advice about your treatment and what to expect

Wellness during and after treatment

Tips, new ideas and even recipes in order to maintain a healthy body and lifestyle.

Life with bowel cancer

Share your experiences and chat to others who are living with bowel cancer. Also chat about any issues or changes to your life since having bowel cancer.

Ask the Nurse

If you have a question for our nurses please post it here. Typically you will receive a response within 2-4 working days. Please note this is for non-urgent enquiries only. If you are feeling unwell please contact your hospital team or GP.

Younger people with bowel cancer

This board is for bowel cancer patients aged under 35 to talk to others about issues that may affect them.

Stage 4 bowel cancer

This board is for people diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer to talk about any issues affecting them.

Life beyond bowel cancer

A place for people who have finished all their treatment. This is where you can discuss topics such as the physical and emotional after effects of bowel cancer, worries about yearly scans and going back to work.

Relatives and friends

If a relative or close friend has bowel cancer, you might like to talk to others and ask any questions here. For our private relative-to-relative support group, please scroll down the page.

Your blogs

A place for you to post links to your blogs about your journey with bowel cancer.

When bowel cancer returns

If your cancer has returned it may help to talk to others who have been through a similar experience

Raising Awareness

Feel free to use this board to let others know ways in which you are raising awareness of bowel cancer to to chat about ideas

General Discussion

Feel free to talk about anything related to bowel cancer

Relative to relative support

This is a private group, for relatives/carers only, to discuss issues specifically affecting them as they deal with their loved one’s diagnosis and treatment.