Linlithgow MSP Highlights Importance of Early Diagnosis

Linlithgow MSP Highlights Importance of Early Diagnosis

Local Linlithgow Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop is highlighting the importance of early diagnosis in support of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. (April).

Fiona commented,

“Scotland was the first country in the UK to introduce a simpler bowel screening test called the faecal immunochemical test—FIT. Since its introduction in November 2017, there has been a substantial increase in levels of participation in the bowel screening programme.

“It is good news that the biggest improvement has been among those who live in the most deprived areas, where uptake has increased by 10 per cent.

 “The bowel screening test is the best way to catch bowel cancer early. I urge all constituents who have been sent a test to do it as soon as they receive it – with it being 14 times more likely to survive bowel cancer when it is caught early. It is quick and easy so please encourage friends and family to do the test when it arrives.”


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