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There’s a new move­ment sweep­ing across Scot­land – the bowel move­ment! More peo­ple are re­turn­ing their bowel can­cer screen­ing tests than ever be­fore – around half a mil­lion ev­ery year.

It’s not the most pleas­ant of things to do but you’re not alone and the free test can be done in the pri­vacy of your home. That’s what the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s lat­est De­tect Can­cer Early cam­paign is telling those el­i­gi­ble for bowel screen­ing be­tween the ages of 50 and 74.

Linda Brown­lee, from the Scot­tish Bowel Screen­ing Cen­tre, said: “It’s im­por­tant for peo­ple who are in­vited to take part in bowel screen­ing to know they’re not alone. More peo­ple are re­turn­ing their kits than ever be­fore, giv­ing them­selves the best chance of sur­vival, and even cure, from bowel can­cer.

“Bowel can­cer is one of the most treat­able can­cers, if found early. So, do yours, it could save your life.”

TV stars The peo­ple who ap­pear in the bowel can­cer TV ad­vert to save lives

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