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Bowel cancer screening across the UK


This table summarises the state of bowel cancer screening across the home nations.


All men and women between 60 and 74 are offered screening for bowel cancer every two years.

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Northern Ireland

Planned programme implementation from December 2009 for all women and men aged 60-69 years.

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All men and women between the ages of 50-74 are invited to participate in the bowel screening programme.

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Bowel Screening Wales invites all men and women aged 60-74 for bowel screening every two years.

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Table updated on 1 April 2014.

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