Bowel Cancer Facts

A leaflet ‘Bowel Cancer Screening – The Facts’ is sent to everyone with their invitation to help them make an informed choice about whether or not to take up the opportunity of screening. This leaflet explains bowel cancer screening and the benefits and limitations of the test.

  • About one in 20 people in the UK will develop bowel cancer during their lifetime
  • 90% survive if it is caught early
  • There are around 35,000 cases of bowel cancer identified in the UK each year
  • Around 80 per cent of bowel cancers arise in people who are over 60

(Source: CRUK)

Further support is available from a freephone helpline on 0800 707 60 60.
Further information is available from Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer.