In Scotland, if you are between 50 and 74, you will be invited for bowel screening every 2 years and you will receive your first DIY screening kit to use at home when you turn 50.
These kits are quick and simple to use and can spot what can be
pre-cancerous polyps or microscopic blood, if detected early,90% of people will survive.
Currently only 55% of eligible people complete the test, so we would like to support you through the process of screening. We therefore invite you to come along to see our Healthcare Assistant who will be happy to help you with any queries or concerns you may have, she will also have some dummy kits for you to look at.
Just make an appointment for bowel screening advice.
If English is not your first language or you have any difficulty reading or understanding your screening kit, please let us know.
Did you know …
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland.
Someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer every 15 minutes.
Bowel cancer is very treatable, especially if diagnosed early.
For some light-hearted advice, go to http://thepoosong.com/
Don’t Take a Chance – Take the Test.