In the UK one of the most common types of cancer is bowel along with breast, prostate and lung cancer.
Most people diagnosed with it are over the age of 60 but it can occur amongst younger generations.
In the UK you don’t qualify for the NHS bowel cancer ‘FIT’ test until you’re 60, but 10% of colorectal cancer cases are diagnosed in the under 50’s and 73% are diagnosed at a later stage of the disease.
The symptoms to look out for when it comes to bowel cancer include:
- a change in bowel habit and frequency
- spasmodic abdominal pain
- blood in the stool
- chronic constipation
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, the ColoAlert test can help to rule out bowel cancer and provide you with peace of mind.
ColoAlert® is an award-winning next-generation colorectal cancer home screening test developed to detect changes in the bowel earlier and more accurately than the standard ‘FIT’ test and testing is recommended every three years from the age of 45.
The test combines the conventional FIT test with advanced German engineered sDNA technology (stool DNA) to detect blood (FIT test) and mutated DNA (sDNA) for the early detection of Bowel Cancer (Colorectal Cancer) before any symptoms or bleeding may occur. This offers better early detection than faecal occult blood tests alone.
Bowel cancer can be cured if detected early. ColoAlert detects 85% of colorectal cancer cases and often in very early stages of the disease.