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Bowel Screening

Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 to broadcast world’s first TV advert live from inside the human body

A 90 second advert on 18 January will give viewers a unique opportunity to see live inside the human body

Screening gets top marks for picking up bowel cancer early

Bowel cancer is more likely to be diagnosed at the earliest stage if it is picked up by screening according to new figures.

Bowel screening kit with extras could help save more lives

Thousands more people would take part in bowel cancer screening if the kit included extras, such as gloves and “poo catchers”.

People with low numeracy feel negative about taking part in bowel cancer screening

People who have problems with numbers may be more likely to feel negative about bowel cancer screening.

Bowel cancer patients may do better if diagnosed through screening

Research shows late stage bowel cancer patients may be more likely to survive than those whose late stage cancer is picked up after symptoms develop.

Charity calls for bowel cancer test rule change

A new report from Bowel Cancer UK says lives could be saved by relaxing the rules governing who GPs can refer for urgent bowel cancer tests.

Simple test detects most bowel cancers

A simple test performed at home and sent away for analysis could help detect more cases of bowel cancer than the current UK screening programme.

Government challenged over bowel cancer screening programme

Britain's leading cancer charity today called for the government to come clean over the future of its much-vaunted bowel screening programme.

Wales begins bowel screening programme

The NHS bowel screening programme has been rolled out across Wales this week to help detect people in the early stages of bowel cancer.

Over 12 per cent more bowel cancer cases found in over 60s because of screening

Bowel cancer rates in 60 to 69 year olds went up by more than 12 per cent in England from 2006 to 2008, according to the latest figures from Cancer Research UK.

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