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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Monday 13th April 2015

Who th​e Jersey bowel cancer screening programme is for

Bowel cancer screening is offered to men and women in Jersey during their 60th year.

You'll get your invitation letter around the time of your 60th birthday.We offer it to people who are 60 as e​vidence shows this is the best age to prevent bowel cancer with this screening test. The test is free.

​What happens during screening

In Jersey, we use the flexi-sig test which examines​ your bowel for polyps (small growths that can develop into cancer).

The test gives a clear result immediately and you only need to do the test once​. This is different to the UK. They use the 'poo' test (FOB test), which takes several days to complete and needs to be repeated every two years.

For more information, visit  www.gov.je/bowelscreening

Bowel Cancer Screening Administrator - T 01534 444376
E bowelscreening@health.gov.je


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