Workplaces and community groups in Dumbarton and the Vale are being offered free 30-minute talks on bowel cancer.

The programme, by Bowel Cancer UK, highlights the symptoms and risks, and stresses the importance of those who are of screening age to take the bowel cancer screening test when they receive it in the post.

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland, with 1,500 people in Scotland dying each year of the disease and 3,700 people diagnosed.

Claire Donaghy, from Bowel Cancer UK, said: “A key part of our work is educating the public about bowel cancer, in particular the importance of early diagnosis. It really does save lives.

“If your employees or members of a community group would like to have an awareness talk, don’t delay, get in touch now.”

Book online at, email or call 0131 281 7351.