Bowel Cancer: Why test for Bowel Cancer?

Bowel cancer is a broad term for cancer that begins in the large bowel, which is made up of the colon and rectum. 
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. But this doesn’t have to be the case, the disease is treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early. More than 9 in 10 people will survive bowel cancer if diagnosed at the earliest stage.

Screening for bowel cancer can help diagnose any issues early on before symptoms become apparent. One way to do this is by taking a Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT).



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