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Bowel Cancer Screening introduced in the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man Department of Health officially launched Bowel Cancer Screening in the Isle of Man for the first time on 1st July 2011. The screening programme will see all Isle of Man residents aged 60 – 75 receive a test kit by post every two years.

About 25 people die from bowel cancer every year in the Isle of Man.
There is overwhelming evidence that a screening programme leads to early
detection of bowel cancer and increased survival rates, and it is hoped
that at least four to five lives will be saved each year in the Isle of
Man.

One of Bowel Cancer IOM’s primary objectives is to raise funds
to support awareness of the screening programme here in the Island.
In this respect we are pleased to have been able to assist with the
production of information leaflets and posters which are freely
available at GP surgeries, Nobles Hospital and ourselves.