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Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK. There are 40,000 new cases every year. Nine in ten cases are in people over 60.
You’re also at increased risk if you have a family history of the disease, smoke, drink, have a diet high in fat and low in fibre, are overweight and don’t exercise.
Look out for:
Yes. If you’re aged 60-74, there is a screening programme for bowel cancer. Ask your GP about it.
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Date of last review 30/04/15
Date of next review 30/04/18