Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK and it strikes both the old and the young. Richard Payne has been to meet the doctor who became the patient when he contracted the disease.
A campaign has come to Bristol to get more people to recognise the early symptoms of bowel cancer. The disease is the third most common cancer in the UK and the second biggest cancer killer. Yet if diagnosed early, 9 out of 10 patients can be successfully treated.
Nurse John Frandes is part of the Bowel Cancer information team have been handing out leaflets.