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New FIT Bowel Cancer Screening Test Leads to Increased Uptake in Scotland

[…] from November 2017 to April 2018, 64% of those eligible returned their FIT. In the same period the year before, uptake of the previous test was 56%. The biggest improvement in participation with FIT has been amongst those living in the most deprived areas – up from 42.0% to 51.8%. Read the full article

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Cancer Insight – FIT Bowel Screening in Wales (GPs)

FIT for Wales On 28 January 2019 Faecal Immunochemical testing (FIT) will start to replace guaiac Faecal Occult Blood testing (gFOBt) in the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in Wales. Roll out will be phased with 1 in 28 people receiving the new kit from the end of January. Full roll out is expected in June 2019. This newsletter produced

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Review article by Prof. Callum Fraser regarding the use of FIT in assessment of patients with lower bowel symptoms

Recently published in The Surgeon, Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons or Edinburgh and Ireland, Prof Fraser discusses the use of FIT to triage patients and be used to aid decision making. “FIT are now proven to be very useful in the timely assessment of patients with symptoms of lower bowel disease. In particular,

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New Scottish Bowel Screening Programme Facebook Page

The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme offers screening to residents in Scotland age 50 and over. Visit their new Facebook page to see what people are saying about the introduction of the Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) in Scotland.

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Half of over 60s in England are ignoring bowel cancer screening kits

According to research in the European Journal of Cancer, half of people in England sent a home-testing kit for bowel cancer in 2015 did not use it. Cancer Research UK said people were missing out on a test that could reduce their risk of dying from bowel cancer by up to 25%. The charity said it

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Bowel Cancer Screening Age in England to be Reduced to 50

Public Health England has announced that screening for Bowel Cancer in England is to be reduced from 60 to 50 years old. At present in England, men and women are first invited for bowel cancer screening at 60 and sent a home test kit every two years up to the age of 74. The change brings

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Bowel Cancer UK Unveil Their New Brand

Following the merger of Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer in January 2018, the charity has revealed its new name and brand. Deborah Alsina MBE, Chief Executive of Bowel Cancer UK, says: “It’s a very exciting time for the charity as we unveil our new brand following our merger. Bowel cancer is the UK’s

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Bowel Cancer Screening Could Shed Light on Other Conditions

Bowel cancer testing could indicate whether people are at risk of other health problems, a study of patients in Tayside has suggested. It found when blood is detected in a person’s stool they are at an increased risk of death from other diseases. Having a positive result was significantly associated with increased risk of dying

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The Truth about Carbs

In a programme aired by the BBC, Dr Xand van Tulleken investigates carbohydrates and the link between certain types of carbohydrate and obesity, diabetes, and bowel cancer. He explains the impact of some carbs on the bowel and discusses reasons why these carbs are thought to be linked to an increased risk of bowel cancer.

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Extra! Extra! – Read About the Latest Studies on FIT

Get Your Copy of the New Issue of Focus on FIT. Read about the latest clinical thinking on the adoption of FIT for symptomatic testing and how it fits into the primary and secondary care patient pathways for colorectal disease. Plus get updates on current FIT studies that are gathering evidence for the benefits of

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