Bowel Cancer Screening

Rectal Clinic

Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in the UK and yet can be cured if treated early. Early detection and removal of certain types of polyps may also prevent Colorectal cancer from developing.

Most patients are referred to The Rectal Clinic are sent by their Doctor with symptoms requiring investigation.

Bowel Cancer Symptoms that should be investigated are:

  • Rectal bleeding / change in bowel habit
  • Rectal bleeding without anal symptoms
  • Persistent change in bowel habit (more than 6 weeks)
  • Iron deficiency anaemia
  • Weight loss
  • Palpable abdominal or rectal mass

Asymptomatic Group

Some people, however, will not have symptoms.

The HIGH RISK asymptomatic group that we would identify are:

AgeOlder than 45
Associated DiseaseInflammatory Bowel DiseasePolyposis
Past HistoryColorectal cancer, adenomatous polypsFemale reproductive / breast cancer
Family HistoryPolyps / Colorectal cancerFemale reproductive / breast cancer
Rectal Clinic
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108 Harley Street

108 Harley Street, London, W1G 7ET

+44 (0)207 563 1234