NHS bowel screening bowel cancer screening is offered to people aged 60 or over, as this is when you’re more likely to get bowel cancer. Screening depends upon your age:
- If you’re 60 to 74, you’ll automatically be invited to do a home testing kit every 2 years.
- If you’re 75 or over, you can ask for a home testing kit every 2 years by calling the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.
- If you’re too young for screening but are worried about a family history of bowel cancer, speak to a GP for advice.
Always see a GP if you have symptoms of bowel cancer at any age – do not wait to have a screening test. Find out more about the symptoms of bowel cancer on nhs.uk.