Take part in the bowel screening programme every two years.
- Being active helps you feel better and can reduce your risk of developing a serious illness.
- Aim to be active for at least 2.5 hours a week.
- Drinking alcohol can also increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and liver damage.
- If you want to keep the risks low, drink no more than 14 units a week.
- If you want to cut down, have several drink-free days a week.
- Eating fruit and vegetables may help reduce your risk of developing serious diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
- Try to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.
- Stopping smoking will improve your health.
What symptoms should I look out for?
- 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.