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

Current News

IOM Bowel Cancer Update 2022

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… Read more

2022 IOM Parish Walk

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… Read more

Lynch syndrome testing in the Island

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)… Read more

IOM Cancer Patient Information Pack

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… Read more

Travelling off Island for treatment

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… Read more

Bowel Cancer – Age is not a factor

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… Read more

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Past News

IOM Anti-Cancer Association

IOM Anti-Cancer Association

2020 Support Group Meetings Our first support group meeting following the Covid-19 lockdown was held in September at Douglas Golf Club.  Malcolm Clague kindly gave a presentation about IOM Anti-Cancer Association and it’s work in the Island.  Attendees enjoyed hearing about the charity’s beginnings right… Read more

Nedbank Private Wealth IOM

Nedbank Private Wealth IOM

  In September 2020 Bowel Cancer IOM was delighted to receive a donation of £2,000 – thanks to the staff at Nedbank Private Wealth’s Isle of Man office.  Funds were raised throughout the year from social events, raffles and cake sales.  A total of £24,000… Read more

Extension of bowel cancer screening programme

The age range for bowel cancer screening has been increased in the Isle of Man. Since 2011 test kits have been distributed to Island residents in their sixties. Samples are sent to the UK for screening and any positive results followed-up with further tests. From… Read more