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Recognising the signs of Bowel Cancer – a free event

Two years on from the heartbreaking loss of “bowel babe” Dame Deborah James DBE, the one thing we can do to keep her memory alive is to continue to openly talk about bowel cancer.

Bowel Cancer is not agist, it can come after us at any age and so collectively we need to all be aware of the signs and make sure that we get checked out early.

Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon John Bunni will be offering expert advice all about Bowel Cancer: what it is, the symptoms, and when to seek medical help.

Mr Bunni has held numerous teaching positions and takes an active role in teaching locally in Bath and the Deanery and has worked on many research projects.

With a particular interest in laparoscopic and open colorectal surgery and all aspects of colorectal cancer, he has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers in General and Colorectal Surgery and also co-authored the chapter on “Surgery for Rectal Cancer” in the highly acclaimed and popular “Colorectal Surgery Companion Series, 6th Edition” (Elsevier, June 2018). He has co-authored an online surgical oncology module and numerous local hospital handbooks.

He is currently the Editor and reviewer for 14 Journals in Surgery and has reviewed grant applications for the “Bowel Disease Research Foundation”. He speaks locally and nationally on colorectal surgery.

Remember: You are never too young and it is never too embarrassing to talk about Bowel Cancer, so reserve your place today.

Mr Bunni will be joined by Consultant Dietitian Dr Anne Holdoway. As a Consultant Dietitian with more than 30 years’ experience, Dr Holdoway’s career has spanned the NHS and private sector and she now runs a practice out of Bath Clinic. Passionate about the subject of nutrition and diet, Dr Holdoway undertakes one-to-one consultations with clients. She is committed to helping her patients by providing advice and direction regarding dietary changes and choices to optimise health and reduce symptoms associated with digestive diseases.