Screening can detect bowel cancers early, when they are small and there are no symptoms. Regular screening can reduce the risk of dying from bowel cancer.
Screening can also detect polyps, which are non-cancerous (benign) growths that may develop into cancer over time. Polyps can easily be removed, which reduces the risk of bowel cancer developing.
HCA services offer the faecal occult blood (FOB) test; flexible sigmoidoscopy; colonoscopy; CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) and barium enemas.
When bowel cancer is suspected or confirmed, HCA provides personalised cancer care with rapid access to the latest technology and treatments.