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Why is Bowel Cancer screening important?



Big C: 4th Biggest Cancer in the UK (42000 new cases/year) Deadly: 2nd Biggest cause of death in the UK (16300 deaths/year) Not treated seriously: uptake of national screening programme is poor leading to more late diagnosis and poor prognosis Under 50s: 10% colorectal cancer cases are diagnosed in under 50s and 73% diagnosed at later stage (under 50s)

Furthermore, due to the current pandemic access to Colonoscopies and specialist input is restricted and is causing significant delays in the NHS Screening Programme.

For this reason, access to private home-testing such as ColoAlert® has never been so important and additionally can work alongside pre-colonoscopy decision-making.

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