About 1 in 20 people in the UK will develop bowel cancer during their lifetime.
It is the one of the most common cancer in the UK.
Regular bowel cancer screening aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage when patients may have no symptoms.
Slough CCG in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support have produced a handy step-by-step leaflet on how to complete the test kit.
People will automatically receive a simple bowel cancer test kit in the mail when they turn 60 and every two years thereafter, up to 74 years of age. It is important to complete the screening kit as it can help detect bowel cancer before it causes obvious symptoms, which increases the chances of people surviving the condition.
Raising Awareness around the community
During the month of April 2016, Slough CCG was out and about in the community trying to raise awareness of the importance of screening in detecting bowel cancer early.
Below are details of the work we did in our community.
To read our Good News Stories from these events, please visit our Good news Stories page.
- 12th / 13th / 27th April we will be visiting Horlicks staff.
- 19th April will be visiting staff at Mars, where we will be showcasing our inflatable bowel and a Macmillan Dietitian will be on site.
- 21st April Slough Older People's Forum. We will have a stand with lots of useful information.