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Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

OVER 60?

  • Did you know that bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in the UK.
  • If you are aged 60 - 74, and registered with a GP, you will automatically be sent a free kit to help detect bowel cancer early.
  • If you are 75 or over you can call 0800 707 60 60

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Most recent information from Cancer Research UK 

Five-year survival rates for bowel cancer have doubled over the last 40 years, but it is still the second most common cause of death from cancer in the UK.

Screening remains one of the best ways to spot bowel cancer earlier. Patients are more likely to survive bowel cancer if it is diagnosed at an earlier stage.

When diagnosed at the earliest stage, more than 9 in 10 bowel cancer patients in the UK will survive for more than five years, but for those diagnosed at the latest stage this drops to less than 1 in 10. Bowel cancer screening is an effective way to diagnose patients earlier.

We are promoting awareness and information about the bowel cancer screening programme, so patients can make an informed choice.

 

Click the links below for more information

 

NHS Choices - Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

NHS Choices - Bowel Cancer Symptom Checker

NHS Choices - Bowel Cancer

Bowel Cancer UK

 

General Health Advice

 

NHS Choices - Good foods to help your digestion

NHS Choices - How to get more fibre into your diet

 



 
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