Bowel Screening

Bowel screening is used to detect bowel cancer and is for everyone aged 60 to 74 years.

How does bowel screening work?

This short video from Bowel Cancer UK explains how a bowel screening works.

How often will I be invited to a screening?

You will be invited every 2 years.

How do I book my screening?

If you're aged 75 or over, you can ask for a screening test by calling the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.

Visit NHS for more information about bowel screening in England.

What do I do if I lost my test kit?

If you received a test kit but lost it, you can call the London Bowel Screening Hub to request another: 0800 707 6060.

Find out more about bowel cancer screening

Bowel cancer screening can save lives. Screening aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage, when treatment has the best chance of working. Find out more from the Bowel Cancer UK website.

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