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Bowel Screening

The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme invites all men and women in Scotland between the ages of 50 to 74 for screening every 2 years.  The GPs strongly recommend that you take part in the screening programme.

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast cancer. Bowel cancer can be present for a long time before any symptoms appear.  If bowel cancer is detected before the symptoms appear it is easier to treat.

We are committed to provide health information about all health promotion and disease screening services available to our patients. Being part of Scottish Bowel Screening Programme, we would like take this opportunity to emphasise the importance of bowel screening for early detection of bowel cancers. Every year, almost 4,000 people are diagnosed with the disease in Scotland.  Early detection of cancer significantly affects prognosis of the disease and hence the need to screen.

Please click the link below for more information

Scottish Bowel Screening Helpline: 0800 0121 833

http://www.bowelscreening.scot.nhs.uk/

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any more information or questions regarding Bowel screening.



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