Inflammatory bowel disease is an umbrella term used to describe two chronic digestive disorders, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. They share similar symptoms, including severe diarrhoea and/or constipation, abdominal pain, weight loss, blood in the stool, fever and fatigue.
Bowel cancer can be successfully treated if it is caught early. In fact nine out of 10 people are likely to survive for another five years or more if the disease is diagnosed at its earliest stage. This drops to fewer than one in 10 when diagnosis takes place at the latest stage.