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The UK National Screening Committee (NSC) recommends that bowel cancer screening in England should start 10 years earlier at age 50.

20 August 2018

UK National Screening Committee (NSC) recommends that bowel cancer screening in England should start 10 years earlier at age 50. 

Bowel cancer screening in England should in future start 10 years earlier at age 50, the UK National Screening Committee (NSC) has recommended. Research shows that screening people at a younger age would allow more bowel cancers to be detected at an earlier stage, when treatment is likely to more effective and survival chances improved. For more info click here

Currently; in the Republic of Ireland, population screening (involving people without symptoms) is offered to people aged 60 - 69 years and, in Northern Ireland, is offered to people aged 60 - 74 years

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