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Kent Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgery

Spire Alexandra Hospital

Impton Lane





Tel:  01634 662889

Fax:  01634 662890

Email:  office@kcls.co.uk

Kent Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgery

The Bowel Cancer Screening Programme aims to detect early bowel cancers and polyps which may become cancerous over time.

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the United Kingdom. About 1 in 20 people will develop bowel.  The risk of developing bowel cancer increases with age - around 8 out of 10 are diagnosed over the age of 60.  Other risk factors are those people with a family history and those who take little exercise, are overweight and have a diet high in red meat and have a low vegetable, fruit and fibre intake.

The common symptoms of bowel cancer are:

A change in bowel habit for several weeks

Bleeding from the back passage

Abdominal pain

A lump in your abdomen

If bowel cancer is detected at the earliest stage there is over a 90% chance of survival.

Kent Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgery support the Beating Bowel Cancer charity, click on the logo for their website.

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