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If you have any unusual symptoms or changes to the bowel area that are worrying you, tell your GP.
You will need hospital tests to diagnose colon cancer. The main test used to look for bowel cancer is a colonoscopy.
Bowel screening helps find cancer early, when it has the best chance of being treated successfully.
Some things can increase your risk of colon cancer, but there are ways you may be able to reduce your risk.
Order or download our free booklet about colon cancer. It covers symptoms, diagnosis, possible treatments, and practical issues.
Worrying about cancer can have a big impact on your feelings. Read our advice to help you cope with your emotions.
If you're deciding which charity to support with your fundraising, talk to us. We want to be there for everyone affected by cancer, and we need your help.
What's happening near you? Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you are.
Paul shares how he learnt he had kidney cancer after a pain in his side while on holiday, and how he has since recovered from surgery to remove his left kidney.
Cancer can be emotionally draining, but sharing your feelings can help you and others in your situation. Talk about it here.
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