This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Screening age for bowel cancer to be reduced from 60 to 50 in England.
Early diagnosis (Stage 1) offers a 97% survival rate. Without screening, the majority of patients between 50 & 59 may not be diagnosed until a later stage through their GP / AE. Cancer is more difficult to treat if diagnosed at a late stage (Stage 4) their survival odds could be as little as 7 %
BOWEL CANCER IS THE UK SECOND BIGGEST CANCER KILLER.
Reducing the screening age save lives it could also deliver substantial savings to the public purse. Treatment costs for a bowel cancer patient diagnosed at Stage 1 averages £3,373 as opposed to £12,519 for a patient diagnosed at Stage 4.
This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website