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EDINBURGH MOLECULAR IMAGING ANNOUNCE BOWEL CANCER UK AND BEATING BOWEL CANCER AS CHARITY PARTNER

Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer announced as Edinburgh Molecular (EM) Imaging’s Charity partner.

EM Imaging, based in Edinburgh, is partnering with Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer to raise funds for the charity and increase awareness of Scotland’s second biggest cancer killer. The clinical phase biotechnology company focuses on enabling image guided therapy.

The company’s molecular imaging technology, based on Fluorescent Imaging, has the potential to detect disease in real-time during interventional procedures including surgery, providing more accurate treatment while sparing healthy tissue.

Emma McGeever, Scotland Fundraising Manager at Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be chosen as EM Imaging’s Charity partner. Bowel cancer is Scotland’s third most common cancer and without the amazing support from organisations like EM Imaging we couldn’t continue to fund the highest quality research and essential information and support services that will save lives from bowel cancer.”

John Jeans, Chairman of the Board at EM Imaging Ltd., said: “It is with great pleasure that EM Imaging will be working with Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer to help raise funds for, and awareness of, this devastating disease. We are already looking forward to our first fund raising events this year with EM Imaging employees participating in #RowAMarathon in June and the Edinburgh Half Marathon. EM Imaging’s mission to help improve patient outcomes in bowel cancer can only be helped by working with such inspiring partners.”

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About Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer
Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer is the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. We are determined to save lives, improve the quality of life and support all those affected by bowel cancer. We enable and fund research, provide information and support to patients and their families, educate the public and professionals about the disease and campaign for early diagnosis and best treatment and care for all.


About bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and the second biggest cancer killer, affecting both men and women. Every 15 minutes in the UK someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer. That’s almost 42,000 people every year.

Bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone diagnosed at the earliest stage will survive bowel cancer. However, this drops significantly as the disease develops. Early diagnosis really does save lives.

 

The symptoms of bowel cancer can include:

  • Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo
  • A persistent and unexplained change in bowel habit
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Extreme tiredness for no obvious reason
  • A pain or lump in your tummy

 

Most people with these symptoms don’t have bowel cancer. Other health problems can cause similar symptoms. If you have one or more of these, or if things just don’t feel right, see your GP.

  • Extreme tiredness for no obvious reason
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • A pain or lump in your tummy

 

Most people with these symptoms don’t have bowel cancer. Other health problems can cause similar symptoms. But if you have one or more of these, or if things just don’t feel right, go to see your GP.

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