Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast cancer. Every year, almost 4000 people are diagnosed with the disease. For men the risk of getting colorectal can er ovr the age of 50 is 1 in 18 (5.5%) and for women the equivalent risk is 1 in 22 (4.5%).
The Scottish Bowel Screening programme invites all men and women in Scotland between the ages of 50 to 74 for screening every two years.
If you haven't returned your screening kit yet you may find useful information at: