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One in 5 less likely to take part in cancer screening

A Cardiff University-led UK-wide survey has found that more than 1 in 5 people are less likely to take part in cancer screening than before the pandemic.

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FIT sees pre-pandemic bowel screening uptake increase in Scotland

Temporary disruption to the screening programme over the last year must not become a permanent setback in efforts to save more lives from cancer.

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Half of over-60s ignore lifesaving bowel cancer screening

Half of people invited to bowel screening for the first time in 2015 didn’t take part, according to the latest figures from Cancer Research UK

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NHS bowel scope uptake boosted by a fifth when patients sent reassuring reminders

Bowel scope screening uptake increased by more than a fifth (21.5%) when people were sent additional reminders with a leaflet that addressed common concerns.

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One-off bowel scope cuts cancer risk for at least 17 years

A one-off bowel screening test reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer by more than one third and could save thousands of lives.

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Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 to broadcast world’s first TV advert live from inside the human body

A 90 second advert on 18 January will give viewers a unique opportunity to see live inside the human body

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Reminder letter encourages more people to take bowel scope screening test

Jogging the memory with a reminder letter to those who don’t respond to their bowel scope screening invitation could mean more people would take the test.

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Screening gets top marks for picking up bowel cancer early

Bowel cancer is more likely to be diagnosed at the earliest stage if it is picked up by screening according to new figures.

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Committee recommends upgrades to NHS bowel and cervical screening programmes

The UK National Screening Committee has proposed changes to existing screening programmes for bowel and cervical cancer.

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Bowel screening kit with extras could help save more lives

Thousands more people would take part in bowel cancer screening if the kit included extras, such as gloves and “poo catchers”.

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