Screening - Bowel cancer

In Ireland, everyone aged 60 to 69 is eligible for bowel cancer screening.

This involves taking a sample of your poo with an easy to use home testing kit. You return the kit to us and we test your sample for the presence of blood.

This can help detect bowel cancer before symptoms appear, making it easier to treat and improving the chances of survival.

Read more about bowel cancer screening


Content supplied by the NHS and adapted for Ireland by the HSE

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This project has received funding from the Government of Ireland’s Sláintecare Integration Fund 2019 under Grant Agreement Number 123.

Page last reviewed: 30 May 2019
Next review due: 30 May 2022

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