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Reduce bowel cancer screening age from 60 to 50

The bowel cancer screening lottery must end

When we catch bowel cancer early nearly everyone survives, yet it is the second biggest cancer killer.

 

Variations in the screening age across the UK are leading to thousands of bowel cancer patients in their 50s missing out on the opportunity of being diagnosed early.

 

If the screening age was reduced from age 60 to 50 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to be in line with Scotland, over 4,000 patients a year would be given the chance to be diagnosed earlier.

 

We need your help to make a difference.