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Bowel Cancer West is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research and training for the diagnosis and treatment of bowel cancer in the Westcountry

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Why Bowel Cancer West?

Bowel cancer (colorectal cancer) is newly diagnosed in over 30,000 people in the UK every year, its incidence is increasing with our aging population. At Derriford, Plymouth we treat 400 cases per year, with other Trusts in the area typically treating 150-300 cases per year.

Bowel Cancer West (BCW) is an established fund which has been formed to improve the way we diagnose and treat patients with bowel cancer (colorectal cancer).  

We can do this by supporting the training of Doctors and Nurses who look after Bowel Cancer Patients and by funding clinical research into Bowel Cancer in the West country . 

It is has been established to further support and develop the activities of the colorectal unit at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, and is led by Colorectal Consultant Mark Coleman MD FRCS.

Family Web Study

Are you interested in helping in our research?

Some families have an inherited vulnerability to bowel cancer which runs in the family.  When someone is found to have an increased risk of cancer like this, their doctor may suggest that they tell their relatives.  This is because the health advice given to one person may apply to other people in the family.

If you have an increased risk of bowel cancer in your family we are very interested in what you tell us.  Your views will guide us to provide better health care to families like your own.  You may have experience of sharing information in the family, or you may not; we are interested to learn from everyone’s experiences.

 If you are interested, please click on the link below to read an information leaflet and answer a few questions to check that you are eligible to take part. 

Survey questionnaires can be completed online via
Family Web Study at any time, or if you prefer, they are available in a paper copy.

 Selina Goodman, PhD student & Genetic Counsellor 


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