Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Wales. 1,000 people die from it each year in Wales. However, if it is picked up early, it is also one of the most treatable.
A bowel screening Wales test kit is currently offered to men and women who are resident in Wales aged between 60 and 71 years old. A bowel screening Wales test kit will be sent through the post. You are able to carry out the test at home (CLICK HERE) and in private. You can also find further information about bowel cancer and bowel screening on this website.
Regular bowel screening has been shown to reduce the risk of dying from bowel cancer by 15%. Screening detects bowel cancer at an early stage ? often when there are no symptoms ? and yet when treatment is most effective.
For further information please contact the Freephone Helpline on 0800 294 3370. The helpline is open between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday.