Bowel screening kits cut cancer


A bowel cancer screening pilot study in Scotland appears to have cut the number of people dying from the disease.

Deaths from bowel cancer fell by 27% among those who chose to take part.

Prof Richard Steele of Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, was behind the study. The surgeon said too many people have ignored the screening programme.

Screening kits are posted to all people in Scotland who are between 50 and 74 years old.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.