Bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Regular bowel cancer screening has been shown to reduce the risk of dying from bowel cancer by 16%.

All men and women over 60 should complete a bowel screening test every two years. Speak to your GP about receiving a free screening test. 

 Further information

​To speak to someone over the phone call the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme helpline on

0800 707 6060

or the Bowel Cancer UK Advisory Service on

0800 840 3540.

You can also go to the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme website. 

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