Res­i­dents urged to do screen­ing

The Oban Times - - News -

ONLY 60 per cent of peo­ple in the High­lands com­plete bowel can­cer screen­ing

Peo­ple in the High­lands are be­ing urged to com­plete their bowel can­cer screen­ing.

On av­er­age, only 60 per cent of peo­ple liv­ing in the High­lands who are sent the test for free in the post ac­tu­ally com­plete it.

Bowel Can­cer UK, the UK’s lead­ing bowel can­cer re­search char­ity, is en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple liv­ing in the re­gion to take part in the screen­ing pro­gramme as part of Bowel Can­cer Aware­ness Month in April.

In this month alone more than 300 peo­ple in Scot­land will be di­ag­nosed with bowel can­cer and in ex­cess of 130 peo­ple will die from the dis­ease.

How­ever, bowel can­cer is treat­able and cur­able, espe­cially if di­ag­nosed early.

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