To mark Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to remind you of ColoAlert – 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.
Bowel cancer is the second biggest cause of death in the UK with 16,300 deaths every year.
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 people aged under 50 and 73% are diagnosed at later stage of the disease.
The most common symptoms of colorectal cancer are:
- a change in bowel habit and frequency
- spasmodic abdominal pain
- blood in the stool
- chronic constipation
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, the ColoAlert test can help to rule out bowel cancer and provide you with peace of mind.
ColoAlert 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 fecal 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.
There are two tests available: the ColoAlert Basic and the ColoAlert Plus:
The ColoAlert Basic Test is an at home Bowel Cancer Screening Test to detect DNA changes and blood in the stool which may indicate the presence of cancerous or precancerous growths in the bowel.
The ColoAlert Plus Test is an at-home Bowel Cancer Screening Test to detect DNA changes AND blood in the stool. which may indicate the presence of cancerous or precancerous growths in the bowel. This difference with this test is that it also counts abnormal quantities of Bowel Cancer cells present in the stools sample h(DNA). Bowel cancer patients have a larger quantity of cells in their bowels indicating cancer.
To find out more including prices and how to book a test please visit our website.