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Screening for bowel cancer only after 60 years is not good enough!

Will be able to catch bowel cancer 10 years earlier than now


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Public Health England plans to start bowel cancer screening at the age of 50.

This would allow more bowel cancers to be picked up at an earlier stage.

A decision based on recommendations by an independent committee of screening experts.

Plan is to send a faecal immunochemical home test kit to everyone in England from the age of 50.

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Anne Mackie

Director of Screening at Public Health England

Cancer Research UK

Independent cancer charity focused on saving lives through research, influence and information

Public Health England (PHE)

Health protection agency.

Sara Hiom

Director of Early Diagnosis at Cancer Research UK

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