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

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