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About Bowel Cancer screening
About one in 20 people in the UK will develop bowel cancer during their lifetime. It is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths, with over 16,000 people dying from it each year. Regular bowel cancer screening has been shown to reduce the risk of dying from bowel cancer by 16%.
The Bowel Cancer Screening Centre is hosted at Heart of England Screening Centre. We started receiving referrals in May 2007. Two hospitals in the Heart of England Screening Centre are accredited for Bowel Cancer Screening, Good Hope and Solihull.
Bowel Scope screening (BoSS) started in Jan 17 and we plan to roll out over next 2-3 yrs.
Early detection of bowel cancer improves survival to 90% So Bowel Cancer Screening Saves lives.
The above chart shows local data from 2017, showing the numbers of cancers detected through screening and the staging following surgery.