A bowel cancer diagnosis can come as a bit of a shock for the person affected – and their loved ones. Somebody can be looking really well, but shifting excess weight isn’t always a reason to celebrate.
If you, or someone you know, has been shedding the pounds without even trying, this could be a sign of the disease.
According to the charity Bowel Cancer UK, unexplained weight loss is one symptom of bowel cancer.
Bowel cancer, otherwise known as colorectal cancer, affects the colon and rectum.