A screening programme helps with the early detection of bowel cancer
Participating in the screening programme makes it possible to prevent bowel cancer or detect it at an early stage. The chances of recovery therefore increase and a milder treatment is possible. If a preliminary stage of cancer is detected, it is possible to prevent bowel cancer from developing.
In the Netherlands all people between the ages of 55 and 75 are invited to take part in the bowel cancer screening programme every 2 years. Participation in the screening programme is strongly recommended.