4,000 men and women are diagnosed with bowel cancer in Scotland every year. Early diagnosis greatly increases the chance of complete cure. The symptoms to look out for include a change in the normal pattern of bowel function, the passage of blood with bowel motions, unexplained weight loss and unexplained tiredness or lethargy which may be signs of anaemia.
The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme automatically invites all men and women in Scotland between the ages of 50 to 74 for screening every two years. Over this age you can still request a test kit every 2 years by phoning 0800 0121833
Why is it important that I take the test?
For more information on the Bowel Screening Programme, visit www.bowelscreening.scot.nhs.uk or call 0800 0121 833.