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RPSGB partners national charity for campaign on bowel cancer

 

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RPSGB partners national charity for campaign on bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer.

A new campaign from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and national charity Beating Bowel Cancer aims to save lives by using pharmacists to help spot the early symptoms of the disease in patients.

 

Over 90% of cases of bowel cancer could be successfully treated if diagnosed early, yet almost half of the 100 people diagnosed every day in the UK will die from the disease.

The 2008 pharmacy white paper highlighted the role pharmacists can play in detecting cancer and referring patients for early diagnosis to improve cancer outcomes.

Behind Closed Doors is a new campaign that aims to raise awareness of the symptoms of bowel cancer amongst pharmacists and their patients.