Bowel Cancer Screening Test
Both men and women can get bowel cancer. Most people are aged 50 or over when they are diagnosed. In England, men and women between the ages of 60 and 74 years take part in the national bowel screening programme. Screening means testing people for early stages of an illness before they have any symptoms. The screening programmes send a bowel cancer testing kit every 2 years to people eligible to take part. You need to be registered with a GP to receive your screening invitations. To find out what causes bowel cancer, including lifestyle factors and other medical conditions, and see what you can do to reduce your risk click here.
How to do the bowel cancer screening test: