Dr Hilary lists main symptoms of bowel cancer using the acronym 'BOWEL' – what to look for

The warning signs of bowel cancer can be remembered using the word “BOWEL”, he explained.

You should look out for the following:

Blood in your motions or in your bottom.

Obvious change in your bowel habits

Weight loss

Extreme tiredness

Lump or pain in your tummy. Mass in your tummy.

Dr Hilary urged the general public to heed the warning signs if and when they appear.

“Nothing to fear. It could save your life,” he said.

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