FAQ 11

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme helpline is 0800 707 6060

I'm in my sixties and I know that some of my neighbours have already received their kit. Have I been missed?

No, itís just that not all invitations can be sent out at once. Populations have been divided into age groups, and invitations have been spread over the first two years of screening. This means that some people may wait up to two years for their first screening invitation. They are sent out around the time of your birthday. But after the first invitation, you will be invited every two years.

Donít forget--if you are worried about possible symptoms, don't wait for screening but speak to your GP.

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