We strongly encourage you to attend for Bowel Cancer Screening.
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. If it's detected at an early stage, before symptoms appear, it's easier to treat and there's a better chance of surviving it.
- All men and women aged 60-74 are invited to carry out a faecal occult blood (FOB) test. Every two years, you will be sent a home test kit, which is used to collect a stool sample.
- An additional one-off test called bowel scope screening is gradually being introduced in England. This is offered to men and women at the age of 55.
For more information please see NHS choices or download this Bowel Screening Patient Leaflet