A local charity raising awareness and supporting people affected by bowel cancer in the Isle of Man

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Donation from Abacus

Bowel Cancer Isle of Man was presented with a cheque for £730 from the team at Abacus in Douglas.  The money had been raised through various staff fundraising activities and salary deductions and was matched by the company as part of its corporate social responsibility commitment. Bowel Cancer Isle of Man was able to provide… Read more

Donation from Microgaming

In December 2021 we received an email from Microgaming advising that it’s campus had voted and Bowel Cancer Isle of Man had won £1,000 raised during November. Microgaming use a token voting system similar to the one used in supermarkets.  Every month three worthy causes are put forward for the vote and each is allocated… Read more

Donation from Nedbank Private Wealth

At the end of March Bowel Cancer Isle of Man was delighted to learn that we had once again been nominated to receive a donation from the Staff Social & Charity Committee at Nedbank Private Wealth. We are very grateful for the donation of £1,000 and thank all the staff at Nedbank Private Wealth who… Read more

2022 IOM Parish Walk

This year Bowel Cancer Isle of Man has been chosen to benefit from the sponsorships of two entrants in the forthcoming Parish Walk. Nick Saunders will be fundraising in memory of his father, David, and his grandfather who both suffered from bowel cancer.  If you would like to show your support for Nick you can… Read more

Lynch syndrome testing in the Island

Lynch syndrome Lynch syndrome, also known as hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), is the most common cause of hereditary bowel cancer. People with Lynch syndrome are more likely to get bowel cancer and other cancers, and at a younger age (before 50), including Uterine (endometrial), Stomach, Liver, Kidney, Brain, and Certain types of skin cancers… Read more

IOM Cancer Patient Information Pack

IOM Cancer Patient Binder 2018 – created by IOM Cancer Services User Forum and sponsored by Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association. This information pack is designed to help you keep all the information you may need about your cancer, treatment and the support services available on the Isle of Man, all in one place. The… Read more

Travelling off Island for treatment

The Isle of Man Department of Health has made arrangements with hospitals in the UK to provide certain specialised treatments that are not available here on the Island. These hospitals are predominantly within the North West of England and have agreed to a contract to treat Manx patients when referred by Noble’s Hospital Consultants. The… Read more

Bowel Cancer – Age is not a factor

Every year 2,500 younger people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK and this number is slowly increasing as more young people are engaging in lifestyle habits that increase their risk.  Bowel Cancer IOM has produced a postcard sized guide to symptoms featuring Jamie Carr. The following is Jamie’s story as told by his… Read more

Irrigation

Irrigation is a great way for people with colostomies to enjoy a better quality of life. Bowel Cancer IOM has information leaflets about the Braun IryPump irrigation system available to anyone interested. This system can be obtained on prescription. Email bowelcanceriom@manx.net to request details.   https://www.bbraun.co.uk/en/products-and-therapies/ostomy/pioneer-in-colostomy-irrigation.html#… Read more

Flying Home – Information for seriously ill people abroad

New updated guidance for people in the advanced stages of serious and terminal illness who wish to fly abroad has been published by Hospice UK. The publication,… entitled “Flying Home”, provides people with all the information they need when travelling “from bedside to airside” and on to their destination. It’s available free of charge to… Read more