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Bowel Cancer Screening

Most patients are referred to The London Rectal Clinic are sent by their Doctor with symptoms requiring investigation.

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Introduction

Most patients are referred to The London Rectal Clinic are sent by their Doctor with symptoms requiring investigation.

Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the UK but can be entirely preventable by detecting and removing the polyps which have a propensity to turn malignant.

Bowel Cancer Symptoms

Symptoms that should be investigated are;
  • Rectal bleeding / change in bowel habit 
  • Rectal bleeding without anal symptoms 
  • Persistent change in bowel habit ( more than 6 weeks) 
  • Iron deficient anaemia 
  • Palpable abdominal or rectal mass

Some people however will not have symptoms
 
The HIGH RISK asymptomatic group that we would identify are;

Age

Older than 45

Associated Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease
Polyposis

Past History

Colorectal cancer, adenomatous polys
Female reproductive / breast cancer

Family History

Polyps / Colorectal cancer
Female reproductive / breast cancer

Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

Our screening programme includes;

Please contact 108 Harley Street London for any Bowel Cancer Screening questions

Please visit Our Team for our Bowel & Colorectal Cancer Specialists.

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