Your bowel screening test

Half a million people in Scotland do their bowel screening test each year.

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland.

Your bowel screening test can find bowel cancer early when it can often be cured.

Do you know the benefits of the bowel screening test?

  • 9 out of 10 people survive bowel cancer if it’s found and treated early

  • The test can find bowel cancer early, even if you don’t have any symptoms

  • You do the test in the privacy of your own home

The bowel screening test is now quicker and easier to use, with just one small sample to send.

Why am I being sent this bowel screening test?

From age 50 onwards, your risk of having bowel cancer is higher, and the early signs can be hidden. All men and women in Scotland aged 50 to 74 will be sent a bowel screening test every two years. You can still take the test after you turn 75 if you’d like to – contact the free Scottish Bowel Screening Centre Helpline on 0800 0121 833 (textphone 18001 0800 0121 833) and we’ll send you a free test.

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