Yorkshire Cancer Research and Bradford District and Craven CCGs to boost bowel cancer screening rates
Yorkshire Cancer Research will invest £94,000 in a new project to improve bowel cancer screening participation rates in the Bradford District and Craven area.
In partnership with NHS Bradford City, Bradford Districts and Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), the charity will run a trial to find out if a follow-up phone call can improve the number of people who complete their home testing kit.
People aged 60-74 are currently invited to take part in bowel cancer screening. They are sent a ‘faecal occult blood (FOB) test’ home kit every two years, which involves collecting samples of faeces and returning them in the post. The test looks for microscopic traces of blood in the faeces which can be a sign of bowel cancer. The aim of the test is to catch cancer early, which greatly increases survival rates.