Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast
cancer. Every year, almost 4,000 people are diagnosed with the disease. For men
the risk of getting colorectal cancer over 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. They are invited using
their CHI number and a letter is sent to the address at which they are registered with
Practitioner Service Division. Once a patient is 'called' they will be recalled during the
same month every 2 years until they are 75.
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