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The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme

Bowel screening is offered every two years to all men and women aged 50 to 74 across Scotland who are registered with a GP to help find bowel cancer early when it can often be cured. You're 14 times more likely to survive bowel cancer if it's found early. Half a million people in Scotland do their bowel screening test each year.

Who's at risk?

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland. Around 4,000 people in Scotland get bowel cancer every year. It's more common in people over 50 years of age, especially men.

For more information including:

  • How to request a bowel screening test kit
  • How to use the bowel screening test kit
  • Ways to reduce your risk of developing bowel cancer

Please visit - https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/screening/bowel/bowel-screening 

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