April is Bowel Cancer Awareness month.
Bowel cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the UK but If it's detected at an early stage more than 9 out of 10 people will survive it for five years or more.
The best way to detect bowel cancer early, even before symptoms appear, is through bowel cancer screening. The South of Tyne Bowel Cancer Screening Programme offers bowel cancer screening to men and women from age 55 years.
Help spread the word this bowel cancer awareness month, to encourage more people to take part in their screening test.
For more information go to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead website: www.qegateshead.nhs.uk/bowelscreening
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