FAQ 7

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme helpline is 0800 707 6060

My father died of bowel cancer in his fifties. Can I be tested earlier?

Eight out of ten people who get bowel cancer are over the age of sixty so the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme is aimed at people aged 60 to 69. If you are concerned about your family history, or risk of developing bowel cancer, you should see your GP.

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