Bowel & Colon Screening

The risk of bowel cancer increases with age, with over 80% of bowel cancers arising in people who are 60 or over. Therefore, offering this form of screening to men and women at the age of 55 will play a significant role in identifying abnormalities at an early stage that could develop into bowel cancer if not detected.

We encourage all eligible men and women to attend their bowel screening appointment when invited.

Well Man and Well Woman Health Checks

ABowel & Colon Screening Information

The Faecal Immunochemical Test checks for the presence of blood in a stool sample, or Faecal Occult Blood, which could be an early sign of bowel disease or cancer.

As the risk of bowel cancer increases with age we test to identify abnormalities. The colon and rectum are part of the large intestine. Colorectal cancer occurs when tumors form in the lining of the large intestine. It is common in both men and women. The risk of developing colorectal cancer rises after age 50, however, it is possible at any age and also more likely to develop if you have colorectal polyps, a family history of colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, eat a diet high in fat, or smoke.

Symptoms of colorectal cancer include;

Diarrhoea or constipation

A feeling that your bowel does not empty completely

Blood (either bright red or very dark) in your stool

Stools that are narrower than usual

Frequent gas pains or cramps, or feeling full or bloated

Weight loss with no known reason

Fatigue

Nausea or vomiting

Other Services We Offer

Blood Tests

Comprehensive Blood Tests

Albumin Kidney Test

Albumin Testing Services

Prostate & Testicular Screening

Essential Men’s Screening

STD & STI Testing

Confidential & Fast Services

Atrial Fibrillation Testing

Heart Condition Screening

Cholesterol Testing

Cholesterol Level Screening

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