Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast cancer. Every year, almost 4,000 people are diagnosed with the disease.
The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme will invite all men and women in Scotland between the ages of 50 to 74 for screening every two years. It is very important that if you are sent a test kit that you follow the instructions and send this back.
For further information on this you can log onto the Scotland Bowel Screening website @
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