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‘Bristol Public Health is currently trying to raise awareness of the importance of bowel cancer screening, which is a national programme for those aged between 60-74.  In Bristol the rates of return stand at around 54% which is below the national average.  We want to increase the number of bowel cancer screening kits (BOF kits) that are completed and returned and also want to promote the benefits of a healthier lifestyle in order to reduce the risks of developing bowel cancer.

Bowel cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the UK after breast, lung and prostate cancers and the risk increases with age,  if diagnosed and treated early more than 9 in 10 people will survive the disease for more than 5 years. 

Bristol Public Health has developed a very short presentation for your staff members to encourage your groups to take part in screening.

Screening really does save lives so if your staff would like some training, so please do not hesitate to email: Catherine.smart@bristol.gov.uk