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Men and women asked not to miss out on bowel screening

Embarrassment about providing a stool sample is putting thousands at risk of dying from bowel cancer, according to Public Health England.

All men and women over 60 should be tested, PHE says, but as many as 40% are ignoring the advice. Although more people than ever are being screened, take up of bowel cancer screening lags behind breast and cervical cancer screening services, which are used by around three-quarters of women. More....