BOWEL CANCER SCREENING

 

People aged between 60-74 are invited to take part in bowel cancer screening every two years.

 

Bowel cancer screening has the potential to detect an additional 1500 cancers through screening per year in 60-74 year olds.

 

Bowel cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the UK.

 

Bowel cancer is the second cause of cancer deaths.

 

Bowel cancer screening is an effective way to detect bowel cancer before the symptoms show. When bowel cancer is diagnosed at the earliest stage more than 9 in 10 people will survive Bowel cancer for more than five years.

 

A bowel cancer screening FIT kit will be sent through the post to those eligible — DO NOT IGNORE YOUR BOWEL SCREENING KIT

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