The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme is now fully rolled out and anyone 60-74 should have been invited and you are recalled every two years. Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer.
Screening is for people without symptoms. A simple kit is sent out to you in the post which you just return. If you missed when you first received an invitation it is not too late. Screening could reduce bowel cancer by 16% Please acces more information about the campaign at http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/bowel/index.html which has many useful leaflets with more details.or ring the help line for further information.
- The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme helpline is 0800 707 6060