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

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Douglas Flag Day 2020

2020 is promising to be a busy year! Looking forward to April – Bowel Cancer Awareness month – when we have our Flag Day collection in Douglas on 25th April – a Saturday – between 10am and 3pm in the main shopping areas.  In previous years we have managed to raise over £1,000 from this… Read more

We can count on Abacus

Local fiduciary and fund services specialist, Abacus, donated £486.64 to Bowel Cancer Isle of Man in October 2019 to assist the charity with its ‘Age is not a Factor’ campaign, which works to raise awareness of bowel cancer, its symptoms and risks, with particular regard to the trend towards increasing numbers of younger people being… Read more

Zedra’s Santa Dash Story

  Zedra is a company based in Douglas specialising in trust, corporate and fund services.  Even though these are busy times for Zedra, some of its staff took time out to enter in the 2019 Isle of Man Bank Santa Dash in aid of Bowel Cancer IOM. Sponsorship and raffle proceeds raised over £600, while… 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

All That Glam – help us raise funds by recycling your jewellery etc

Are you clearing out your cupboards and drawers? If you have any items of jewellery, scarves or evening bags you no longer wear or use then Bowel Cancer IOM would love to have them. We will be continuing to fundraise throughout 2020 with our All That Glam sales at different venues around the Island so… Read more

An Open Invitation

Isle of Man Bowel Cancer Patient & Carer Support Group We are a small group that was created in 2014 by Bowel Cancer Isle of Man to provide post operative non-medical support for bowel cancer patients and carers. Our group provides support for patients and their carers. Meetings are organised where health professionals give talks on… Read more