most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women in Scotland. Bowel cancer (otherwise known as colorectal cancer) is a major public health problem in Scotland, which has a higher rate of bowel cancer than most other countries in the Western world.
Approximately the number of new cases that are diagnosed each year in Scotland; 340 of these in Lanarkshire.
of cases occur in people aged over 50 years.
people die of the disease in Scotland each year, 160 of these in Lanarkshire. Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death for men and the third for women.
chance of treating the disease successfully if Bowel Cancer is detected early enough through screening.