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Bowel Cancer Screening

Bedford Hospital and Luton and Dunstable University Hospital are part of the Bedfordshire Bowel Cancer Screening Centre.

Patients aged 60-75 are sent invitations to participate in the screening programme every 2 years.

This video from NHS Choices indicates what is involved in a Colonoscopy procedure.

There is no doubt that the results to date of our bowel cancer screening programme have been very good. However initially, the uptake for bowel cancer screening in was initially low. We have been working to improve this, so more people can benefit from the early detection and treatment of bowel cancer, our uptake rate has now increased.

If you would like more information on the bowel cancer screening programme, there is more information on the NHS bowel cancer screening website.