Low uptake in bowel cancer screening program

Uptake of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program remains poor, with just over a third of those sent the FOBT kit returning samples for testing.

Of the 2.2 million people invited over the two-year period from January 2013 to December 2014, only 37% took part in the program, according the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) monitoring report 2016.

Of those, 7% (35,0000) returned a

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