What we do
We strive to reduce how many people get sick and die from bowel cancer.
Here is some of the work we do:
- Bowel screening for people aged 59 to 69 at appropriate intervals.
- Quick referrals for anyone who needs further diagnostic tests, such as a colonoscopy.
- Making BowelScreen services accessible to all, for example providing longer or group appointments and information in braille and international languages.
We use a free home-test kit known as a faecal immunochemical test, or FIT test, to screen for bowel cancer. The test checks for a certain level of blood in a person’s poo.
Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in men and the third most common cancer in women. You have a higher chance of getting bowel cancer as you get older.
Hilary Coffey Farrell
Professor Pádraic Mac Mathuna
Freephone: 1800 45 45 55
King's Inns House,
200 Parnell Street,