Bowel Screening


The Cumbria and Morecambe Bay Screening Centre is part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) and provides a free screening service identifying people who may be at increased risk of Bowel Cancer.

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust hosts the programme for the population of Cumbria and North Lancashire.

If you have some of the symptoms of Bowel cancer, make an appointment with your GP who can then refer you for hospital tests if needed.

What is Bowel Cancer?

Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer.

Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK. Most people diagnosed with it are over the age of 60.

Bowel Cancer Screening test (60 – 74 years)

All men and women aged 60 to 74 who are registered with a GP in England are automatically sent a bowel cancer screening kit every 2 years.

Find out more about home screening here.

Updated November 2018

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