Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland, but it is highly treatable if it’s caught early.
NHS Ayrshire and Arran are encouraging people to talk about bowel cancer with their free annual Bowel Screening Awareness event.
This year’s event takes place on Wednesday 25 April in the Alexander Fleming Education Centre, University Hospital Crosshouse (registration from 12 noon, programme starting at 1pm).
It celebrates ten years of bowel screening in Ayrshire and Arran and will help to raise awareness of the importance of prevention, screening and early detection. 
Director of Ayrshire and Arran’s bowel screening programme Eddie Leung commented: “It is a great opportunity to find out how to reduce your risk of bowel cancer and to learn more about how to do the new test which is a lot easier than most people think. This year’s event is a particularly significant milestone, where we will hear about what has happened in the past ten years and celebrate Ayrshire’s contribution to this life-saving work.”
If you would like to attend this event, contact Fiona McTaggart, Bowel Screening Audit Facilitator on 01563 825869 or email
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