About 1 in 20 people will get bowel cancer in their life. It affects men and women.
Screening can help detect bowel cancer early, when it’s easier to treat.
How it works
You use a home test kit to do the screening.
If you’re 60 to 74, we’ll send you a kit every 2 years. This also includes 56 year olds.
If you’re 75 or over, you can ask for a kit every 2 years. Call the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.
If you’re younger than 56 and you’re worried because you have a family history of bowel cancer, speak to your GP.
You should also speak to your GP if you have not been sent a test and you think you need one.
Find out more on the NHS website
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