Bowel cancer screening programme

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. The aim of the National Bowel Screening Programme is to discover bowel cancer at an early stage. The sooner it’s caught, the easier it is to treat.

Bowel screening involves a simple test that you conduct at home. For these reasons, we encourage you to consider participating in the bowel screening programme.

Whether or not to take part in bowel screening is your choice.

Men and women aged between 60 and 74 years old are eligible to take part every 2 years.

If you have not received your screening pack or wish to have another sent out to you, please telephone the following number: 0800 707 6060. You can also discuss this with any member of practice staff.


Cancer Research UK

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