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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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More than a third of people with abnormal results drop out of bowel cancer screening

Almost 40 per cent of people who have abnormal results from bowel cancer screening tests ignore their next screening invitation two years later.

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People with low numeracy feel negative about taking part in bowel cancer screening

People who have problems with numbers may be more likely to feel negative about bowel cancer screening.

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Bowel cancer patients may do better if diagnosed through screening

Research shows late stage bowel cancer patients may be more likely to survive than those whose late stage cancer is picked up after symptoms develop.

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70 per cent take part in bowel screening but not enough do it regularly

70 per cent of people send back at least one bowel screening test kit, but only around 40 per cent return kits consistently.

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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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Britons want bowel cancer screening recommendation

Britons want a recommendation from the NHS on whether to attend bowel cancer screening, along with all the information on benefits and risks, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer today.

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Bowel cancer patients diagnosed through screening more likely to survive

BOWEL cancer patients whose disease was found through screening have a better chance of beating their disease than those diagnosed after developing symptoms, new research shows today.

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Screening helps early diagnosis of bowel cancer

Patients who attend bowel screening are more likely to be diagnosed with bowel cancer at an early stage – when there is a better chance of survival – than those who wait until they have symptoms of the disease.

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New screening test more effective in left-side of bowel

New bowel screening kits, expected soon for England and Scotland, are more sensitive at picking up pre-cancerous growths in the left-side of the bowel than the right-side because the growths are shaped differently.

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