Colon cancer screening in England to start at age 50

We're delighted that the start age for colon cancer screening in England is being lowered - to 50 years of age.

Announcing the government's recent change in policy, the Times newspaper reported that Public Health England said "evidence showed that screening people at a younger age would allow more bowel cancers to be picked up at an earlier stage."

For more about this step change please go to:

40tude recommends that you are screened regularly for colon cancer as early as possible, ideally from your mid-40s. Heightened awareness of colon cancer is essential, particularly from the age of 45, and any abdominal symptoms or change in bowel habit should be discussed immediately with your doctor, whatever your age.