Don’t bury your head
Hamish Macleod from Wick in Caithness is urging people to not ignore screening invitations after he was diagnosed with bowel cancer in January 2015.
The 66-year-old father of two has always completed his bowel screening test and is thankful it picked up the disease early. Hamish showed no signs of bowel cancer so is urging others to complete the test even if they feel well.
Hamish explained:“I did the test and returned it as normal and didn’t think any more of it. I had no symptoms and was feeling great, working away as normal.
“A few weeks later I received a letter asking me to re-do the screening test.
“Since being diagnosed I have spoken to a number of people who haven’t done the test. I don’t understand people’s eluctance. It costs nothing yet is a life-saver.”