Bowel cancer is a common type of cancer in both men and women. About 1 in 20 people will get it during their lifetime. Screening can help detect bowel cancer at an early stage, when it’s easier to treat. It can also be used to help check for and remove small growths in the bowel called polyps which can turn into cancer over time.

The Bowel Screening Pathway has been developed to help carers understand and support people with learning disabilities through the bowel screening tests that are offered.

» Read the Information for carers on NHS Bowel Screening programme