• General Links
    Somerset Bowel Cancer Charity

The Somerset Bowel Cancer Charity website is not intended to be all embracing, it is a gateway with links to related bowel cancer sites and many hundreds of pages dealing with all aspects of coping with cancer from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. Here are some links to other cancer web-sites which you may find useful. The linked sites contain their own links so SBCSG hopes you will be able to find all the information about cancer you need.

Somerset Bowel Cancer Charity is not responsible for the content of other web-sites. However all the links have been suggested to us by health professionals or patients who have found them useful.

Bowel Cancer UK

From diagnosis and treatment to living with and beyond bowel cancer, we provide expert information and support for everyone affected by the disease.


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Macmillan Treatment Overview

Treatments used for colon cancer include surgery, chemotherapy and targeted therapy. Often a combination of treatments is used. What treatment you have depends on the stage of the cancer and where it is in the colon. It also depends on your general health and preferences.

Bowel Cancer Screening Risk and Benefits

We offer screening to detect bowel cancer when it is at an early stage in people with no symptoms. This is when treatment is more likely to be effective. Screening can also find polyps. These are abnormal clumps of cells in the bowel. Polyps are not cancers, but may develop into cancers over time. Polyps can be easily removed, which reduces the risk of bowel cancer developing.

Travel Insurance Information

Provides contact details for travel insurance companies which may be able to help you obtain competitive rates