Bowel screening aims to detect polyps or bowel cancer at an early stage when treatment is more likely to be effective.
The States of Guernsey Screening service for bowel cancer involves a simple, at-home screening test called FIT (Faecal Immunochemical Test) which detects traces of blood in stool samples which can a be sign of abnormalities.
The FIT test is offered free to all residents in the Bailiwick of Guernsey aged between 60 and 70 years old. People aged over 70 can request screening by contacting the bowel screening programme firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are worried about bowel cancer symptoms, such as a persistent change in bowel habit, blood in the stools, abdominal pain, discomfort or bloating – contact your GP immediately.
For an overview of bowel cancer screening, information on why and when it is offered, the screening process, and receiving your results, please download the leaflets below: