The bowel is the last portion of your digestive tract. It is often referred to as the large intestine, and is made up of the colon and rectum. This is where waste products from your body (faeces) are stored until they are evacuated. You are more at risk if you are over 50 years old, however more than 2,500 people under 50 are newly diagnosed with this cancer each year.
It is important to note that bowel cancer is treatable and curable, if diagnosed early enough. 90% of people diagnosed with Stage 1 bowel cancer survive for five years or over.