Our Helpful Videos


Aspirin – The Wonder Drug – Sir John Burn argues most of us should be taking an aspirin from 50 to 65 – this would stop many people developing bowel cancer

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Five-minute short colonoscopy test which can find most bowel cancers with the key symptoms – also great for screening from 55 - why more people should get “Flexi sig”

Lynch Syndrome

Lynch Syndrome – the second commonest genetic risk for bowel cancer and other cancers yet most families do not know that they are affected

Having a Colonoscopy

Some people might find the thought of having a colonoscopy quite daunting - here is Lynn having hers. Watch this and see what it really is like

Keyhole Surgery

Most people diagnosed with bowel cancer could benefit from keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery yet most of them cannot get it – watch an operation and how quickly patients can recover.

Liver Surgery

If bowel cancer has spread to the liver, many people can have surgery which could save their lives - but most people who are suitable for surgery are not being offered it.


How to do the NHS bowel cancer screening test, the benefits and why no one should throw their free kit in the bin!

Lynn’s Story

Former BBC Watchdog presenter Lynn Faulds Wood was diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer – this is her story 

Carrie’s Story

Carrie’s husband Ric had 6 months delay before his symptoms were diagnosed – he died - a five minute test earlier might have saved his life 

Debbie’s Story

Debbie was diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer, liver and lung secondaries – five operations and thirteen years later she is still very much alive – this is her heartening story – and the importance of recognising key combinations of symptoms

Zoe’s Story

Zoe was diagnosed with bowel cancer when she was pregnant with her third child – then she found it had spread to her liver - watch her inspiring story.

Pam's Story

Pam Harris had Coeliac's disease and regular anaemia - but women with anaemia like Pam should be checked for bowel cancer as they get older.

Nigel's Story

TV presenter Lynn talks to Nigel Smith about his diagnosis for bowel cancer and how he coped.

Jo's Story

Jo Cummins was 'too young' to have bowel cancer but her family history didn't agree

The Nurses Story

Meet nurse Ali Cantelo who has done thousands of five minute short colonoscopy tests - with great satisfaction ratings  

Family History

If bowel cancer is in your family, should your relatives get regular testing?   Prof Sir John Burn gives advice


Lynn demonstrating how to use our online home Symptoms Checker - it's easy to use, takes seconds in privacy of your home