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  • If you are aged 50 to 74, you will receive a free at-home bowel cancer screening test in the mail every two years.
  • If you are outside this age group and worried about your risk of bowel cancer, talk to your doctor.
  • More than 90 per cent of bowel cancers diagnosed at an early stage can be successfully treated.
  • You can reduce your risk of bowel cancer by quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet with increased fibre and decreased intake of red and processed meats, maintaining a healthy body weight, and being active.

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Reviewed on: 21-08-2019