Bowel screening to start earlier at age 50 in England

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bowel cancer is one of the top five cancer killers in Wales Bowel cancer screening in England is to start earlier, at age 50, Public Health England has announced….


Bowel cancer screening could shed light on other conditions

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Cancerous cells in bowel tissue can lead to symptoms that are picked up by the screening programme Bowel cancer testing could indicate whether people are at risk of…

Ex-health secretary being treated for bowel cancer

The former Conservative health secretary, Lord Lansley, has revealed he is being treated for bowel cancer. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, he said he was having chemotherapy after being diagnosed nine months ago but had…

Hospitals ‘failing’ on genetic bowel cancer test

Image copyright Sutton family Image caption Stephen Sutton had Lynch syndrome and died of bowel cancer aged 19 in 2014 More than 80% of NHS hospitals in England are failing to test bowel cancer patients…

Call to fund ‘life-saving’ bowel cancer test on NHS

People at high risk of developing cancer are being denied a “life-saving” £200 test on the NHS, according to a charity. Four in five hospitals across England are not testing bowel cancer patients for a…

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