Bowel Screening Service

Bowel cancer is the second biggest killer in Scotland but it is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Taking part in bowel cancer screening is the best way to get diagnosed early.

Screening saves lives but at the moment in some areas of the UK only a third of those who receive a test in the post complete it. Thousands of people are missing out on the best way to detect bowel cancer early when it is easier to treat and there is the greatest chance of survival.

Over 50? Take the test when you receive it in the post. If you are younger, tell the people over 50 in your life, to take the test.

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Making a decision to do the bowel screening test is a personal choice. You may find it helpful to call the Bowel Screening Centre Helpline on 0800 0121 833 (textphone 18001 0800 0121 833) where trained staff are available to answer any questions you may have.