Why take part in bowel screening
Screening tests can find bowel cancer early
Bowel screening every two years can help save lives by finding bowel cancer at an early stage, when it can often be successfully treated.
There may be no warning signs that you have bowel cancer.
Further investigation can also detect polyps (growths). These are not cancer, but they may develop into a cancer over a number of years. Most polyps can be easily removed, reducing the risk that bowel cancer will develop.
If you develop any symptoms of bowel cancer, it is important that you talk to your doctor. Find out more at About bowel cancer.
Preventing bowel cancer
There is no certain way to prevent bowel cancer, but there are some things that can increase or reduce your risk. Find out more at Can bowel cancer be prevented?