Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast cancer. Every year, almost 4,000 people are diagnosed with the disease.
The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme will invite all men and women in Scotland between the ages of 50 to 74 for screening every two years. The programme has been rolled out across Scotland and is now available in all NHS Boards.
We encourage all eligible patients to complete this test. If you have received a kit in the past but have not sent it back a replacement will be sent to you from the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme over the coming months.
Further information can be found by going to www.bowelscreening.scot.nhs.uk