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Bowel Screening Campaign Posted or Updated on 3 May 2023

Bowel Cancer is cancer found anywhere in the large bowel, which includes the colon and rectum. It is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK (NHS)

42,886 New cases of bowel cancer each year, 2016-2018 average, in the UK

16,808 Deaths from bowel cancer, 2017-2019, in the UK

53% Survive bowel cancer for 10 or more years, 2013-2017, in England

54% Preventable cases of bowel cancer, in the UK

(Cancer Research UK

Please click on the links below for more information about the bowel screening programme in England and how to spot symptoms to encourage an ealier diagnosis. 


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