Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast cancer. Every year, almost 4,000 people are diagnosed with the disease.
The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme will invite all men and women in Scotland between the ages of 50 to 74 for screening every two years.
For more information www.bowelscreening.scot.nhs.uk
Cervical smear are carried out routinely every three years for women aged between 25-64
Breast cancer is more common in women over 50. The Scottish Breast Screening Programme invites women aged between 50-70 years old every 3 years. Women over 70 are encouraged to attend by contacting their local screening centre for an appointment.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
It is estimated that about 1 in 20 men aged 65 in Scotland have an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
This condition can affect the main artery in your abdomen (tummy). As some people get older, the wall of the aorta can become weak and balloon out to form an aneurysm. This is call an abdominal aortic aneurysm. AAA Screening is for all men aged 65. It will help us to find aneurysms early and to offer monitoring or treatment.