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Deborah Alsina

Chief Executive of Bowel Cancer UK and Chief Executive Designate of Beating Bowel Cancer

I am the Chief Executive of Bowel Cancer UK and Chief Executive designate of Beating Bowel Cancer. We work in all four nations of the UK and are determined to save lives, improve the quality of life and support all those affected by bowel cancer.

Why the Wait When Lives Are Being Lost?

Screening can detect bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms, when it is easier to treat. Sometimes it can prevent bowel cancer from even developing in the first place by picking up non-cancerous growths (polyps) which could become cancerous in the future.
25/04/2016 12:42 BST

It's Time to Stop Bowel Cancer

We can stop bowel cancer, it isn't a pipe dream, but we need your help right now so please sponsor me or take on a fundraising challenge of your own. You don't need to abseil down the Orbit or run the London Marathon, it could be as simple as inviting your friends or work colleagues around for a fundraising coffee morning, just please do something.
05/08/2015 20:22 BST

A Screening Programme FIT For Purpose

Since its introduction, the NHS bowel cancer screening programme has been shown to be the most effective method of detecting bowel cancer early. Not only does screening pick up bowel cancer in the earliest stage of disease, it can also detect dangerous polyps which may develop into bowel cancer.
02/04/2015 09:52 BST