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BOWEL CANCER SCREENING PROGRAMME

Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in the UK and yet can be cured if treated early. Early detection and removal of certain types of polyps may also prevent Colorectal cancer from developing.

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

Our Bowel Cancer Screening Programme includes:

  • Consultation with a specialist Consultant Colorectal Surgeon to include history and clinical examination including proctoscopy and sigmoidoscopy
  • Virtual Colonoscopy reported on by a specialist Consultant Colorectal Radiologist.
  • Follow up Consultation with the Consultant Colorectal Surgeon 

Please contact 108 Harley Street at 0207 563 1234 for any Bowel Cancer Screening questions.

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

Bowel Cancer 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 deficiency anaemia
  • Weight loss
  • 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 polyps

Female reproductive / breast cancer

Family History

Polyps / Colorectal cancer

Female reproductive / breast cancer

 

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