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Bowel Cancer Screening

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and the second biggest cancer killer.

Every year over 41,000 people are diagnosed with the disease.  However, it is treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early.

If you are aged 50-74 and registered with a GP you will receive an NHS screening test in the post every two years.

Screening can detect tiny amounts of blood in poo, which can't normally be seen.

Bowel cancer screening could save your life.

For more information call the Bowel Screening Helpline on 0800 0121 833 or visit NHS Inform for more information.

If you are over 74 you can still request a bowel screening kit by calling the helpline number above.

To find out more about bowel cancer, who is at risk and symptoms to look out for please visit Bowel Cancer UK