Screening is a way of identifying apparently healthy people who have a risk of a particular cancer. It enables precancerous conditions and also early cancers to be identified. This enables treatment to start as soon as possible to prevent cancer developing or growing further.
There are currently the following screening programmes through the NHS.
Bowel screening is offered to everyone aged 60-74 and involves a home testing kit to help detect early bowel cancer.
Find out more by viewing the video below or visiting the NHS website.
It is really important to attend for screening appointments when you are invited to attend. If you have any concerns please speak to a healthcare professional who can support you.