All men and women aged 50-74 years of age are invited for bowel screening. A screening kit will be sent to your home address every 2 years with clear instructions on how to use the kit and return it for testing.
For patients aged over 74 years of age, you can self refer to the bowel screening centre and they will post a free kit out to you - please 'phone 0800 0121 833.
Although bowel cancer is common, it is also highly treatable if detected early. If we find bowel cancer early enough, there is a more than 90% chance of successful treatment. The sooner it is caught, the easier it is to treat.
For further information on bowel screening and how to take the test, visit NHS Inform -