The Sun’s No Time 2 Lose campaign
Less than one in ten survive bowel cancer if it's picked up too late, but detected quickly more than nine in ten will live five years or longer.
That's why The Sun Online is launching the No Time 2 Lose campaign, calling on the Government to lower the screening age from 60 to 50 - as it is in Scotland.
It's a move that could save more than 4,500 lives every year - and the NHS millions of pounds.
The disease kills 16,000 people every year in the UK. But by 2050 that number could be zero, experts say.
Our No Time 2 Lose campaign wants two things:
- the Government to lower the screening age from 60 to 50 - as it is in Scotland
- every Brit to know the five red-flag signs of bowel cancer
- A donation of £20 could help campaign for improvements to the screening programme so that more people have the opportunity of an early diagnosis.
- £50 could help increase awareness of the symptoms of bowel cancer among the public.
- £100 could help support vital research to uncover why bowel cancer is increasing in younger people.
Deborah Alsina MBE, chief executive of Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer, says: “We’re incredibly grateful for The Sun Online’s support to help us raise awareness of bowel cancer through its No Time 2 Lose campaign.
“Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, but it shouldn’t be. It’s treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early.
“Your donation will enable us to fund the highest quality research to save more lives in the future and provide support services for people affected today.
“We are determined to stop bowel cancer but we can’t do this alone.
“We need your help so please dig deep!”
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