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NHS Ayrshire and Arran Annual Bowel Screening Event

This event will be held at Crosshouse Hospital on Wednsday 27th April and is intended for staff and the public

Poster with details of the event

Draft Program

Bowel Screening

All men and women aged 50 to 74 in Scotland are invited to take part in bowel screening every two years. Patients will receive a home testing kit through the post.

This detects the presence of blood in your stool samples when it is not visible to the naked eye and this could be an early sign of bowel cancer. Early detection means that treatment is simpler and more effective.

Bowel Screening Centre Helpline 0800 8121 833 (Every call is treated in the strictest confidence)

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast cancer. Every year, almost 4,000 people are diagnosed with the disease. If bowel cancer is detected early enough through screening, there is a 90% chance of treating the disease successfully.

Other sources of information

Bowel Screening Leaflet

Scottish Bowel Screening Web Site

NHS Inform Web Site


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