St. Mark’s Hospital Endoscopy Unit became a nominated and chosen site for
the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme through a rigorous accreditation
programme. St Mark’s Bowel Cancer Screening Centre covers Hillingdon,
Harrow, Brent & North Ealing.
Why screen for bowel cancer & who is covered?
About one in 20 people in the UK will develop bowel cancer
during their lifetime. It is the third most common cancer in the UK, and
the second leading cause of cancer deaths, with over 16,000 people dying from it each year.
St Mark’s Bowel Cancer Screening Centre covers Hillingdon, Harrow, Brent
& North Ealing.
What happens next?
The test works by detecting tiny amounts of blood which cannot normally be
seen in bowel motions.
People who receive an abnormal result will be offered an appointment with a
specialist nurse. The nurse will explain what a colonoscopy involves,
assess the patient’s fitness for the procedure, and answer any questions.
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