BowelCancer West’s story
South West Charity Bowel Cancer West have launched a campaign to raise �10,000 to fund a research collaboration to improve detection and treatment outcomes of colorectal (bowel) cancer for young people across the region. Young patients more often present an advanced stage of the disease, requiring major surgery which can lead to worse treatment outcomes along with a higher chance of the cancer reoccurring. Long term impacts can often include a patient requiring a colostomy bag for the rest of their life which can be devastating for a young person wanting to live an action-packed life. The research group aims to bring together some of the top medical and engineering brains in the region to assess the latest technology that can be used to make a direct impact on survival rates of the disease, decrease post-operative complication rates and improve post-operative quality of life. Please give generously to help them achieve there goal.