Moreover, if symptoms don’t improve within a few weeks, or if the symptoms become worse, it’s important to be referred to a specialist.
At present, the NHS bowel screening is first offered to those registered with a GP who are between the ages of 50 and 60 years old.
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, if you’re aged between 60 and 74, you’ll be sent a home screening kit every two years.
If you’re over the age of 75 and would like to be tested, call the Macmillan bowel screening helpline on 0800 707 6060.
Source: | Daily Express