Test kit saved John

Rutherglen Reformer - - Info.. Info..Info -

John Wright, 64, of Dron­gan, Ayr­shire, re­ceived his bowel screen­ing test in the post in Septem­ber 2007 but left it in a drawer for a few weeks.

When he fi­nally sent the com­pleted test back, he was asked to do some more tests.

Within a mat­ter of days, John un­der­went a colonoscopy and was told he had two tu­mours in his bowel that were then re­moved. He was given the all-clear but a rou­tine check-up a year later found an­other tu­mour. John went through an­other op­er­a­tion to re­move the tu­mour from his bowel and a six month course of chemo­ther­apy.“If I didn’t com­plete the bowel home screen­ing kit, my tu­mours would have con­tin­ued to grow in­side my bowel with­out me know­ing.“

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