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IOM Bowel Cancer Update 2022

It’s official – cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the Isle of Man, accounting for 28.4% of all deaths registered from 2008-2018.  This is similar to England where in 2018 invasive cancers accounted for 25.2% of all deaths registered. Bowel cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed invasive cancer type in… Read more

2022 IOM Parish Walk

This year Bowel Cancer Isle of Man was the chosen charity of two entrants in the Parish Walk. Nick Saunders did the walk once again in memory of his father, David, and his grandfather who both suffered from bowel cancer and managed to raise £170 for Bowel Cancer Isle of Man. Katie Carr decided to… 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

Bowel Cancer Support for Patients & Carers

The next bowel cancer support group meeting will take place on Wednesday, 14 September 2022 This is a small friendly group created in 2014 by Bowel Cancer Isle of Man to assist with post operative non-medical support for bowel cancer patients and carers. At meetings members of all ages gather, allowing you the opportunity to… Read more

Colostomy UK

Information for ostomates There are a wide range of factsheets, leaflets and information booklets. These can all be downloaded free. Helpline 24 hours a day: 0800 328 4257… Read more