BowelScreen Lowers the Age Range for Screening

Around 2,600 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in the Republic of Ireland every year.  Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in men.  BowelScreen, the HSE’s national bowel cancer screening programme, has just announced that it is lowering the age range of screening from 60 to 59.  This is part of their ongoing plan to eventually make screening available to all people aged 55-74.  Put simply, if cancer is diagnosed through BowelScreen testing, it is more likely to be found at an early stage - when treatment may lead to a better outcome.  As men are a particularly under-represented group in the bowel cancer screening programme, all eligible males are encouraged to find out more about it at: