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Home Test - Bowel Cancer Screening (Age 60 & Over)

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The bowel cancer screening test for people aged 60 or over is a kit you use at home.

This is used to check for tiny amounts of blood in your poo. It does not diagnose bowel cancer, but it's a simple way to find out if you need further tests.

How to get a screening kit

All men and women aged 60 to 74 who are registered with a GP in England are automatically sent a bowel cancer screening kit every 2 years.

Make sure your GP has your correct address so your kit is posted to the right place.

If you're 75 or over, you can ask for a kit every 2 years by phoning the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.

NHS screening kits are not available for people under 60.

How to use the kit

There are 2 different kits in use in England:

the faecal immunochemical test (FIT) kit

the faecal occult blood (FOB) test kit

From June 2019, people will be sent a FIT kit, which will replace the FOB kit.

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nicsinnott
nicsinnott3 months ago

Great Post ⛑️ this may help many people who are too embarrassed to go to the docter. Thanks for sharing this 😉

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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3 months ago

I thoroghly agree, if this helps even one person who is too embarrassed to go direct to their doctor then I will be very happy. ğŸž

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Mrmac
Mrmac3 months ago

Thank you. It's good we all share health related freebies on here. Appreciate Tom and the gang allowing it.

A share really could save a life

Thank you

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summerdaze3
summerdaze33 months ago

Not sure where this is but in Scotland you get them sent out to you from age of 50. Which is brilliant

Thanks for sharing such a well worthy test to do ***

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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3 months ago

You are welcome ğŸž

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archanat
archanat2 months ago

Thank you so much for sharing with us

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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2 months ago

You are welcome ğŸž

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