ISLE OF MAN BOWEL CANCER SCREENING PROGRAMME
Health services are reminding people between 60 & 69 to take the bowel cancer screening test. View the video from Manx Telecom TV page at Bowel Cancer Screening.
Bowel Cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in both men and women, and is the second biggest cause of cancer deaths with 1 in 10 cancer deaths attributed to bowel cancer.
Between 2006 and 2010, 741 patients were admitted to Noble’s Hospital with suspected bowel cancer on the Isle of Man. Of this total, 179 patients were diagnosed during 2010. Not all bowel cancers are detected early, some are diagnosed too late.
There is overwhelming evidence that a screening programme leads to early detection of bowel cancer and increased survival rates, with the potential result of four to five lives being saved each year in the Isle of Man.
- If you are aged 60-69 and registered with a GP Practice, you will automatically be offered free screening every two years that can detect the early signs of bowel cancer.
- If under 60 contact your GP or practice nurse for further advice.
- If you are 70 or over, you can request a screening kit by calling 0800 707 6060.
Video: Information on the free bowel cancer test, and how to use it.
|Isle of Man Screening Programme|
|Rugby, NHS Screening Office were appointed in July 2011 to undertake the Bowel Cancer Screening programme on behalf of the Department of health.|
|The NHS Screening office will notify all patients and their registered GP test results. If you have any concerns about your results please contact your GP or Practice Nurse or seek local help and advice.|
Alternatively information can be also be sourced from any of the following local and UK services.
Telephone and Email - Support and advice:
Macmillan Cancer Information Centre
Beating Bowel Cancer: Helpline: +44 (0) 8450 719 301 or Email: email@example.com
NHS Screening Programme - Questions about Bowel Cancer Screening Tel: +44 (0) 800 707 6060
Bowel Cancer Isle of Man www.bowelcanceriom.com
Beating Bowel Cancer www.beatingbowelcancer.org
Bowel Cancer TV www.bowelcancer.tv
Bowel Cancer UK www.bowelcanceruk.org
UK Screening Programme www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk
NHS Choices www.nhs.uk/bowelcancer
The Isle of Man Department of Health (supported by Bowel Cancer Isle of Man) have produced the following resources which can be downloaded by clicking on the images below or printed copies can be ordered from:
+44 (0) 1624 642645 or send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated April 2012/ Review: Jan 2013.