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Don't be embarrassed to talk about your bowels!

clinical nurse specialists Yvonne Melrose and Lylia Gill

It’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and to mark the annual campaign – we’re hosting an information stall at Queen’s Hospital today (Tuesday 10 April).

Our clinical nurse specialists Yvonne Melrose and Lylia Gill (pictured above l-r), from our colorectal cancer team, are keen to end the embarrassment around bowel cancer, and talking about your poo.

They will be on hand to answer your questions and give advice until 2pm.

Knowing the symptoms of bowel cancer could help save your life and if you have any concerns, you should always go to your doctor.

Symptoms of bowel cancer include:

  • Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo
  • A persistent and unexplained change in bowel habit
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Extreme tiredness for no obvious reason
  • A pain or lump in your tummy.

For more information visit the Bowel Cancer UK website.

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