Saturday, July 13, 2024

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in Thurrock

BOWEL cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer but it is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Throughout this month, those over 60 are being reminded to take the test.

Taking part in bowel cancer screening is the best way to get diagnosed early which is why the UK’s leading bowel cancer research charity, Bowel Cancer UK, is using Bowel Cancer Awareness Month to focus on screening.

Screening saves lives but at the moment in some areas of the UK only a third of those who receive a test in the post complete it. Thousands of people are missing out on the best way to detect bowel cancer early when it is easier to treat and there is the greatest chance of survival.

“The decision to complete the screening test was the best decision I have ever made in my life. Had I not taken that course of action, there is no doubt in my mind I would not be alive today. Just do it!”- Harold, Over 60.

Take the test when you receive it in the post. If you are younger, tell the people over 60 in your life, to take the test.

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