Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

It’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and I’m Encouraging All over 60s in Huddersfield to Get Screened! 

bowel_cancer1.jpgI’m supporting Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign to urge more people to take part in bowel cancer screening and save lives.

More than 44 people die from bowel cancer every day in the UK, it’s the nation’s second biggest cancer killer.  However, it shouldn’t be. It’s treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early.

Bowel cancer screening can save lives but at the moment in some areas of the UK only a third of those who receive a test complete it. Thousands of people are missing out on the chance to detect bowel cancer early when it is easier to treat.

I am totally committed to improving uptake rates for bowel cancer screening, both locally and nationally. I urge my constituents who are sent a bowel screening test to use it.  I'm encouraging all over 60s in Huddersfield to take the bowel cancer screening test when they receive it in the post. Early diagnosis really can save lives.

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme can detect bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms when it is easier to treat. If you’re registered with a GP and aged 60-74, you will receive a test in the post every two years. You carry out the simple test at home in private and it comes with step by step instructions.

Visit Bowel Cancer UK’s website to find out how you can get involved in their campaign for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month: bowelcanceruk.org.uk.

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