Tel No (Results & Enquiries): 01707 622 979
Out of Hours: 111
Fax: 01707 655 583
This screening service helps find bowel cancer and pre-cancerous growths that could eventually turn into cancer if untreated.
The bowel cancer screening test is called the FOBT (faecal occult blood test). The FOBT looks for traces of blood in your motions and can be done in the privacy of your own home.
A test kit is sent to your home and the samples are sent to a lab for testing.
In England, men and women aged between 60 – 69 are invited for screening every 2 years.
If you are over 70, you can still take part in the screening programme but you will have to call to request a test kit.
The number to call is 0800 707 60 60.