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Detecting bowel cancer early saves lives


Public Health Agency

Type: News
Region: Northern Ireland

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is using Bowel Cancer Awareness Month (1-30 April) to encourage everyone who is eligible to make use of the bowel cancer screening programme, and to be aware of the early signs and symptoms of the disease. Dr Tracy Owen, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the PHA, said: Â"Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers in Northern Ireland with about 1,200 people diagnosed with the disease each year. However, the good news is that the earlier bowel cancer is detected, the more successful the treatment is likely to be.





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Public Health Agency. (2017) Detecting bowel cancer early saves lives [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 23rd July 2019].


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