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 screened regularly (every five to seven years) for colon cancer 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 and as regularly as possible from the age of 45. 

Getting screened for colon cancer