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Half of people invited to bowel screening for the first time in 2015 didn’t take part, according to the latest figures from Cancer Research UK
The UK National Screening Committee has proposed changes to existing screening programmes for bowel and cervical cancer.
Almost 40 per cent of people who have abnormal results from bowel cancer screening tests ignore their next screening invitation two years later.
70 per cent of people send back at least one bowel screening test kit, but only around 40 per cent return kits consistently.
DIY health kits that are bought off-the-shelf and carried out at home may do more harm than good for some people, Which? has warned.
A bowel cancer screening test, soon to be introduced in England, reduces the number of new cases and deaths from the disease, a US study has confirmed.
The number of UK bowel cancer deaths could be cut by nearly two-thirds within the next 15 years if certain recommendations are followed, according to the charity Bowel...
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.
Affluent people are 50 per cent more likely to take part in bowel cancer screening than their deprived counterparts, according to a study published in the British Journal...