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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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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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Over fifty per cent do not go for new bowel cancer test

More than half of people invited to take a new bowel cancer screening test didn’t take up the opportunity even though it could prevent the disease & save lives.

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New bowel cancer test gets green light with the public

Almost everyone (98 per cent) who had the new bowel cancer test – soon to become part of the national screening programme – said they were glad to have gone through the experience, according to a study published today (Monday) in the Journal of Medical Screening.

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Government announces new ‘Flexi-scope’ bowel screening test

The government announced revolutionary new bowel cancer screening after a 16-year clinical trial, revealed that it could save up to 3,000 lives a year.

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