Bowel Screening


In this section you can find out about what it's like to take part in bowel screening (Faecal Occult Blood test) by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 44 people in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as deciding to take part, the Faecal Occult Blood test, colonoscopy and getting results. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring. The site does not cover Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (flexi-sig) screening as this was introduced after the interviews were collected.

You might also be interested in our section on Bowel cancer.



This section is based on research by The University of Oxford.

Research Copyright 2019 University of Oxford All rights reserved


Supported by:
The UK National Screening Committee
GUT: The Digestive Tract Cancer Support Group for Coventry and Warwickshire

Publication date: May 2007
Last updated: May 2016
Review date: May 2018

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