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Your invitation

Who is screened?  

People aged 55  to 74 years old, registered with a doctor in Wales will be offered bowel screening every 2 years. 

The programme is expanding to include 55 to 57 year olds, this will be gradually rolled out over 12 months. People will automatically be invited between October 2022 and September 2023.  

If you have any bowel symptoms or are worried about your family history of bowel cancer do not wait for your bowel screening test kit. It is important that you speak to your doctor.  
 

How will I be invited?

Bowel Screening Wales will send you a bowel screening test kit in the post every 2 years.

Bowel Screening Wales receives your contact details that are held by your doctor’s surgery. It is important that your doctor has your correct name and address, otherwise we may not be able to send your bowel screening test kit to you. If you are not registered with a doctor, contact us to check if you can have bowel screening.

Some people may be invited for bowel screening who do not need it.  We may not know if you are already being treated for bowel cancer, or are being followed up.

Contact us if you have any questions about taking part in screening. 

 

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