Around 2,600 Diagnosed With Bowel Cancer In Ireland Annually
Around 2,600 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in Ireland every year.
It’s the second most common invasive cancer in men and third in women, with people over 60 the most at risk.
Today marks the start of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month which aims to make people aware of the signs and symptoms.
Aoife McNamara from the Irish Cancer Society says it’s important to go to a doctor straight away should issues arise:
“It’s one of the most common cancers in the country. As with all cancers, the earlier you are diagnosed the better. So we are encouraging people to know the signs and symptoms, and if you notice you’re having these signs and symptoms, if there’s a change in your body that’s not normal for you, don’t delay – go to your GP”.