Bowel screening aims to find cancer at an early stage when treatment is likely to be more effective. Early detection is key. At least 9 out of 10 people will survive bowel cancer if it’s found and treated early. The test kit is designed to measure how much blood is in your poo and can be completed at home. Once you have sent your test your results will be back with you within two weeks. People aged between 51 and 74, and who are living in Wales are invited to take the test every two years.
If you are aged 51 to 54, you do not need to contact us to request a test kit. You will automatically be invited between October 2023 and September 2024.
More information on Bowel Screening Wales is available at: www.phw.nhs.wales/bowel-screening