Colon cancer is the second most common cancer killer in the UK, but it is one of the most treatable if it is detected early. 

40tude recommends that you are take up any testing as soon as it is offered to you. This includes posting back any test kits that are sent to your home.

If you can, consider enhanced screening: ideally Colonoscopy or accredited CT Colonography every 5-7 years from your mid-40s. High quality CT Colonography (a CT scanner-based test) and Colonoscopy are the most accurate current methods for examining the colon for cancer and its precursor, polyps. 

The NHS is not able to offer these forms of screening to the whole population but that shouldn't stop you considering having one.  For more information on colon cancer screening options in the UK please do visit our Screening page.  

Please don't put it off - get yourself screened as soon as possible and please don't wait until you have symptoms. 

Getting screened for colon cancer