Bowel cancer – screening, symptoms and treatment (UCLH web chat) 

To mark Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this April, we are hosting a web chat on bowel cancer with consultant gastroenterologist Ed Seward.

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. Nearly all bowel cancers arise when there is an abnormal growth of cells in the large bowel (colon and rectum). Most begin as non-cancerous polyps that can be easily removed if caught early enough.

Our expert Ed Seward has been appointed as a National Clinical Advisor for Endoscopy and is working on a programme to shorten diagnostic waits for colorectal cancer. Ed joined UCLH in 2014 to work on ‘Bowel Scope’ for north and central London.  Bowel scope is the national plan to provide screening for bowel cancer and polyps to all 55 year olds.
Ed will be able to answer your questions on bowel cancer screening, symptoms, treatment and living with bowel cancer. Questions related to all aspects of bowel cancer are welcome.

To join in the conversation, simply visit this page at 1pm on Monday 4 April. To send your questions in advance, submit to and Ed will try to answer your question on the day.

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