A photo of Bei, who was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in December 2014. In the image she is sitting on a sofa, smiling at the camera and has knitting materials in her hands.

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is colon cancer awareness month. Colon cancer is sometimes referred to as colorectal cancer. The colon is part of the large bowel. Colon cancer is more common in older people.

Symptoms of colon cancer

Living with colon cancer

"Although I suspected something was wrong being told you have cancer is like nothing else. How do you deal with this kind of news?" - Simon

Further stories

Causes of colon cancer

Related media

Information and advice around diet and other nutritional support

Support for people affected by colon cancer