Private Bowel Cancer Screening


HCA UK has the facilities and expertise to screen for and diagnose bowel cancer

Enquiries & Appointments

What is bowel cancer?

Bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is a common form of cancer. Screening aims to detect the cancer at a very early stage, even before you start to display symptoms.

Early detection means treatment is likely to be far more effective.

What are the symptoms of bowel cancer?

Watch our video to find out more about the symptoms of bowel cancer and how it is diagnosed.

Need to know

Your consultant will ask about your symptoms and whether you have a family history of bowel cancer.

Screening can include:

  • a physical examination of your tummy and the inside of your bottom by your consultant
  • the insertion of a very small camera up your bottom in order to view your colon on a monitor
  • taking a small sample from inside your colon for tests
  • the inspection of your bowel using a slighter longer camera than the one used for your colon
  • a scan of your bowel and rectum.

In each of the tests you'll not be given an anaesthetic. They may feel uncomfortable, but they are not painful.

Your bowel will need to be empty before any screening tests are carried out.

You may be asked to eat a special diet and take a laxative to make you go to the toilet before you visit your consultant.

Screening should take no more than an hour to complete and you'll be able to go home afterwards. Your consultant will advise on the test results and advise of any next steps.

Our Private Bowel Cancer Screening London locations

The Harley Street Clinic

The Harley Street Clinic

35 Weymouth Street W1G 8BJ London
The Princess Grace Hospital

The Princess Grace Hospital

42-52 Nottingham Place W1U 5NY London
The Lister Hospital

The Lister Hospital

Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W 8RH London
The Shard Outpatients

The Shard Outpatients

The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street SE1 9BS London
London Bridge Hospital

London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley Street SE1 2PR London
The Wellington Hospital

The Wellington Hospital

8A Wellington Place NW8 9LE London

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.