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More than 7,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year in the UK.
So when my latest invitation arrived a few days ago I knew instantly what it was and tore it open eagerly (which may sound surprising, but no checks for three years has left me feeling anxious - like walking a tightrope between skyscrapers without a safety net).
If this headline referred to some new drug treatment the news would be worldwide. But we can actually make bowel cancer a
Screening can detect bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms, when it is easier to treat. Sometimes it can prevent bowel cancer from even developing in the first place by picking up non-cancerous growths (polyps) which could become cancerous in the future.
A simple, annual blood test could help prevent one fifth of women from dying of ovarian cancer, a new study suggests. A study
Since its introduction, the NHS bowel cancer screening programme has been shown to be the most effective method of detecting bowel cancer early. Not only does screening pick up bowel cancer in the earliest stage of disease, it can also detect dangerous polyps which may develop into bowel cancer.