Bowel Cancer UK launches survey for over 65s

Bowel Cancer UK launches survey for over 65s

Bowel Cancer UK is running a survey to gather the views and experiences of people aged over 65 who have been diagnosed with bowel cancer.

The survey will be used to inform a report that will be published this year to highlight the various issues that exist for people over the age of 65 with bowel cancer.

It can be completed by people who have been diagnosed with bowel cancer as well as anyone who closely knows or cares for someone over the age of 65 with a diagnosis.

Nearly 72% of bowel cancer cases develop in people who are 65 or over. Two-thirds of bowel cancers develop in the colon, with the remaining third developing in the rectum.

Symptoms of bowel cancer include blood in your faeces, prolonged diarrhoea or constipation, and unexplained weight loss.

The survey, which will run until February 7, is now live and can be accessed via the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OlderPeopleProject