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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.

Coronavirus support

Get information and support, as well as ask questions and share your tips during the coronavirus outbreak

Welcome to our forum

Introduce yourself and say hello, as well as find out useful information about the community

Just diagnosed

If you've recently been diagnosed with bowel cancer, 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 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 5 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

For bowel cancer patients aged under 35 to talk to others about issues that may affect them.

Stage 4 bowel cancer

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.

When bowel cancer returns

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

Get involved

Let everyone know about the ways you're raising awareness, chat about fundraising ideas and find out about research and media opportunities.

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.

Bereavement support

This is a private group for friends and family who have lost a loved one to bowel cancer to support each other by sharing experiences.