17 December 2017
About Bowel Cancer Screening

Welcome to the Heart of England NHS Trust Bowel Cancer Screening Webpage


Bowel Cancer affects around 35,000 people in the UK every year and is the second commonest cause of cancer death.

1 in 20 people will develop bowel cancer during their lifetime.

The Heart of England NHS Trust Bowel Cancer Screening Centre is currently undertaking a screening programme for the populations of Birmingham East & North, Solihull and South Staffordshire. This service was introduced in May 2007.

Bowel screening is a method of detecting bowel cancer at a very early stage using a FOB (Feacal Occult Blood) testing kit. If you are aged between 60 – 69 years of age and live in the above areas, a screening test kit will be posted out to you every two years, for you to complete in the comfort of your own home.
Bowel Cancer is treatable if found early.

National Helpline number on 0800 707 60 60.