Bowel cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the UK.
Faecal Occult blood testing (FOBt) is available to men and women 60-74 and is offered every 2 years
Bowel scope screening is a one off test being offered to 55 yr olds - currently being rolled out in England.
A bowel symptom checker is available on NHSChoices
There are a number of barriers to bowel cancer screening participation not least of which is the perceived embarrassment and stigma attached to 'Bowel' issues.
Lead by example, if you receive a FOB test - don't bin it, do it - it could save your life and that's a fact