April 19th, 2012

This month is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and on Tuesday saw a Charity reception at No.10 Downing Street celebrating Bowel Cancer UK’s 25th Anniversary.

Here,  Bowel Cancer UK tell us all about the evening, which was supported by many high profile names. Fico Centre http://www.ficocentre.com would like to congratulate Bowel Cancer UK on the great job they do and urge people to support this cause that touches so many lives. You can get involved by visiting http://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk

Guests ranging from Hollywood movie stars to peers of the Realm joined Samantha Cameron at a reception for Bowel Cancer UK to celebrate the charity’s 25th Anniversary on Tuesday 17th April 2012.

120 people were invited to No.10 to join Samantha Cameron including architect Lord Foster, Hollywood actor Tom Hardy, actress Charlotte Riley, TV presenter Julia Bradbury, Cricketer Chris Read, news presenter Charlene White and Chef Aldo Zilli as well as leading cancer medics, corporate and private donors to help raise awareness of bowel cancer.

Among the guests at the reception was world renowned architect Lord Norman Foster, Bowel Cancer UK’s Ambassador who said: “There is much to celebrate as mortality rates have dropped by nearly 30% over the last 25 years but nearly half a million people have died from bowel cancer. There is still a long way to go to change the profile and image of this curable disease. Join us to raise awareness and save lives.”

Actor Tom Hardy and actress Charlotte Riley said: “”We are honoured to be invited to this event. Bowel Cancer UK is an important charity and that’s why we’re here.”

Deborah Alsina, CEO, Bowel Cancer UK said: “We’d like to thank Samantha Cameron for helping us to raise awareness of bowel cancer. It’s the second biggest cancer killer in the UK. The disease is very treatable especially if diagnosed early. That is why raising awareness of the symptoms is so vital. ”

Source : Bowel Cancer UK



April 5th, 2012

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, here we have shared with you information from Bowel Cancer UK to help to raise awareness.

Bowel cancer is also referred to as colorectal or colon cancer. Nearly all bowel cancers develop in the large bowel – two-thirds of these are in the colon and one-third in the rectum.

Most bowel cancers develop from polyps which are usually non-cancerous and, once detected, can be removed easily if caught early enough.

The bowel is divided into the small bowel (small intestine) and the large bowel (colon and rectum).

Cancer of the small bowel is rare with only just over 700 people diagnosed in the UK each year.

The bowel is divided into four sections:

  • ascending
  • transverse
  • descending
  • sigmoid

The bowel is part of our digestive system. Food passes from the stomach to the small bowel. After the small bowel takes nutrients into the body, any undigested food passes through the large bowel, where water is removed from the waste matter. This waste matter is held in the rectum (back passage) until it leaves the body as bowel motions (also known as stools or faeces).

Cancer occurs when cells in your bowel multiply out of control. These cells can invade surrounding tissue and spread to other parts of the body.

For further information please contact Bowel Cancer UK


For patients with Faecal Incontinence, there is a new treatment now available in the UK called Secca Therapy and here at Fico Centre we arrange out-patient appointments for this minimally invasive procedure.  Call Karen on 0844 561 6606 if you have any questions and have a look at our website for further information.


February 3rd, 2012

With World Cancer Awareness Day Tomorrow 4th February and as the Government have launched a national campaign raising awareness for Bowel Cancer… Ladies –  we draw your attention to this Fact on Bowel Cancer.

Q:What are the five most commonly diagnosed cancers in women?

A: The five most commonly diagnosed cancers in women are:

Breast: 47,693, Lung: 17,960, Bowel: 17,693, Uterus: 7703 and Ovary: 6537

More than twice as many women are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year in the UK than are diagnosed with either ovarian cancer or cancer of the uterus.

Here at Fico Centre, we manage a treatment called Secca Therapy. This is a non surgical option for the elimination of Faecal Incontinence and is delivered by  a low level electrical stimulation to the nerves & muscles of the lower bowel and sphincters.

Call Karen on 0844 561 6606 for further information.