“It is important to note that the majority of people with these symptoms do not have bowel cancer but symptoms should not be ignored just in case it is.
“You should highlight concerns and symptoms which are present for longer than three weeks to your doctor so they can investigate the cause.
“Delaying investigation could result in bowel cancer being diagnosed at a later stage.”
However, the expert also warned that the condition might not cause any symptoms in some cases, making it difficult to spot.
Fortunately, this is where bowel cancer screening steps in with its ability to reveal tiny traces of blood in your poo.