BOWEL SCREEN­ING FLOP

New Zealand Listener - - THIS LIFE -

Half of English over-six­ties sent a home-test­ing kit for bowel can­cer in 2015 did not use it, ac­cord­ing to re­search in the Euro­pean Jour­nal of Can­cer. Can­cer Re­search UK hopes the in­tro­duc­tion of a new kit that re­quires col­lect­ing a sin­gle stool sam­ple, rather than sam­ples on three con­sec­u­tive days, will boost up­take lev­els. New Zealand’s screen­ing pro­gramme re­quires a sin­gle sam­ple.

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