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Test kit for Bowel Cancer.

Tags: Cancer

My wife has received another kit to test for Bowel Cancer. This is approx. 2 years after we both carried out the first test which were clear.

I however have not received a further test kit, why is this?

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Thank you for your enquiry.

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme offers screening every two years to all men and women aged 60 to 69. People over 70 can request a screening kit by calling the free phone helpline 0800 707 6060.

I would suggest that you contact the number above to request a further kit for yourself.

Answered by Health at Hand nurses.


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