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Our most frequently asked questions

When is my next screening test due?
We invite people for screening every two years. You will receive your next screening test two years from the date of your last test result. This means it may be a little later than when you received your previous kit or posted it back to us.

If you are aged 58-59, you do not need to contact us to request a test kit. You will automatically be invited between October 2021 and September 2022.

I am below 58/over 74, can I opt-in to the screening programme?
Bowel screening is only offered to people aged 58-74 who are resident in Wales and registered with a GP. At present we are unable to opt-in those aged under 58 or over 74. If you are experiencing symptoms or have a family history of bowel cancer, please speak to your GP.

Please take a look at our other most Frequently Asked Questions where you will find answers to the questions we are asked the most.