This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.GEORGE Alagiah is best known as the presenter of the BBC News at Six and for presenting GMT on BBC World News.He recently revealed his cancer has returned four years after he first battled the disease...but what else do we know about the man who reads the news? 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. "Sri Lankan-born Alagiah was told he had a tumour on his bowel after noticing blood in his stools.MRI scans later revealed he had eight tumours in his liver.He underwent several rounds of chemotherapy and three major operations - including one where most of his liver was removed.Alagiah later said he was a "richer person" for the harrowing experience and bravely told how he "wasn't afraid of dying". He was made an OBE in 2008.George is married to Frances Robathan, with whom he has two children - Adam and Matthew.Frances is the Head of Programme Partnerships at the Fairtrade Foundation in London. His agent told Press Association: "George Alagiah, the presenter of BBC News At Six, is to undergo medical treatment after a recurrence of cancer. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.The 64-year-old was diagnosed with bowel cancer a second time in 2017 and has continued to work through his illness.Bowel cancer is the UK’s second deadliest cancer and claims over 16,000 lives a year.It’s the fourth most common form of the disease in the UK - after breast, prostate and lung.With that in mind it’s important to recognise the five red flags when it comes to bowel cancer and what you need to look out for.Bleeding from your bottom may not always be a cause for concern and most of the time you may need to just be a little more gentle when cleaning yourself.There are many reasons why you might be bleeding or be experiencing blood in your poo.Bright red blood may come from piles or haemorrhoids, conditions you can get over the counter medication for.Bowel cancer is where the disease starts in the large intestinesIt's also referred to as colon or colorectal cancer, because it can also affect the colon and rectum.Most bowel cancers develop from pre-cancerous growths, called polyps.Not all will turn cancerous, but if your doctor finds any, they will tend to remove them to prevent cancer.Bowel cancer is the fourth most common form of the disease in the UK, with 42,000 people diagnosed every year, according to Bowel Cancer UK.More than 94 per cent of new cases are in people over the age of 50, while nearly 59 per cent are in the over 70s.But bowel cancer can affect anyone, of any age with more than 2,500 cases diagnosed in people under the age of 50 each year.But it could also be bowel cancer as dark red or black blood can come from your stomach or bowel.It’s best to be on the safe side and if you’re concerned about bleeding you can see your GP.If you're going the loo more often for a number two then it might be cause for concern.As well as this if your stools are looser than usual you may need to see your GP.Stools can vary depending on what we eat and drink and if you have recently changed your diet you may find that your toilet habits also change too.You may also feel as though you're not going to the toilet enough and have therefore not been able to empty your bowels.Unexplained weight loss, losing weight when you have not actively been on a diet may mean you have bowel cancer.However this can also be caused by other illnesses such as depression or an over active thyroid gland.If you have bowel cancer it's likely that you won't feel hungry and often feel sick.We can feel extreme tiredness due to a range of things and this can sometimes mean you have a lack of iron in your body.Bowel cancer can lead to a lack of iron in the system which may cause anemia which is a lack of red blood cells.You may feel tired and also looker paler than usual.If you have developed a lump in your stomach or back passage then this may be a sign of bowel cancer.Speaking to The Sun today Genevieve Edwards, chief executive at Bowel Cancer UK, said“Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo, a persistent and unexplained change in bowel habits, unexplained weight loss, extreme tiredness for no obvious reason and a pain or lump in your tummy, are all symptoms of bowel cancer.“Most people with these don’t have bowel cancer, but if you experience one or more of them - or if things just don’t feel right - you should visit your doctor straight away.”While these are all signs to watch out for, experts warn the most serious is noticing blood in your stools.But, they warn it can prove tricky for doctors to diagnose the disease, because in most cases these symptoms will be a sign of a less serious disease.While many of the above symptoms might stem from bowel cancer, it's always important to visit your GP if you have concerns.If things don't feel right you should always consult a health care practitioner.Some symptoms can be caused by other common conditions such as: Full list of businesses NOT allowed to reopen on Aug 1 including bowling alleys Dementia-stricken Barbara Windsor moved into care home by heartbroken husband Pubs & restaurants 'may have to shut for schools to reopen fully in September' Mum shares adorable ‘pay packet’ builders gave to her six-year-old Lucy Meck hits back as mum-shaming troll slams her over Roman's sleeping bag©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No.
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