Bowel Cancer Screening
Bowel cancer remains the second most common cancer in the United Kingdom. The outcome for bowel cancer treatment is unfortunately still poor and below European average. This is largely due to late presentation in the UK with advanced disease at the time of diagnosis.
Polyps are precancerous benign growths within the large bowel. Over years some can develop into cancer. It has been demonstrated that if these polyps are removed at the time of colonoscopy then the risk of cancer of bowel cancer is drastically reduced.
The bowel cancer screening programme has been rolled out across the UK with the intention of identifying cancers when they are at an early stage or large polyps before they become cancerous.
If you are worried regarding your risk of bowel cancer then we will be happy to
discuss this with you.