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Digital bowel cancer screening kit only £34.99, @ Measure

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Ok not a deal as such, but this testing kit could potentially be a life saver!! Also available in Boots measure bowel health is a new digital home test to detect bowel bleeding. Invisible to
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littld
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£35 for something you can have done for free at your GP surgery.
Cold Cold Cold.
You can get it done free if you are over 60. Otherwise you get told to come back when you are, by which time it could be too late.


That may be true without any symptoms, but I had a colonoscopy at the age of 26.
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Boffy31
The reason your GP will refuse to do the test for under 60s is nothing to do with cost. It's because screening those under 60 causes more harm than benefit. How? Positive results when you don't have cancer lead to invasive tests that cause pain, infections and yes, sometimes death.
Scientists smarter than me have looked at the numbers and concluded the number of people harmed by the tests (and degree of harm) when they didn't have cancer was more than the harm prevented detecting cancer.
So paying privately(like this product) just exposes you to a test that is more likely to harm you that prevent harm by detecting cancer. So cold from me (a GP).
If you are worried about bowel cancer for any reason or symptom, see your GP.
Well said (I'm a GP). Screening has potential harms, harms that aren't realised until after several years of screening. An example of this is breast screening which has possibly led to unnecessary and sometimes harmful operations. Data from Europe and USA is showing that not all cancers will kill and the treatments can sometimes cause more suffering. We're a long way from a perfect screening test but however simple a test may be, there is always potential harm. So ignore the daily mail and speak to your GP.
Playing devil's advocate, what magic tool does the GP have that can diagnose bowel cancer?

They have a formula that goes like this: "is the patient over 60?" If they are then it's a possibility and so they send them for tests. If they are under 60 they say "you are too young to get it. Go away until you're over 60."

Of course in Scotland, substitute 50 for 60.
mitty49
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Boffy31
The reason your GP will refuse to do the test for under 60s is nothing to do with cost. It's because screening those under 60 causes more harm than benefit. How? Positive results when you don't have cancer lead to invasive tests that cause pain, infections and yes, sometimes death.
Scientists smarter than me have looked at the numbers and concluded the number of people harmed by the tests (and degree of harm) when they didn't have cancer was more than the harm prevented detecting cancer.
So paying privately(like this product) just exposes you to a test that is more likely to harm you that prevent harm by detecting cancer. So cold from me (a GP).
If you are worried about bowel cancer for any reason or symptom, see your GP.
Well said (I'm a GP). Screening has potential harms, harms that aren't realised until after several years of screening. An example of this is breast screening which has possibly led to unnecessary and sometimes harmful operations. Data from Europe and USA is showing that not all cancers will kill and the treatments can sometimes cause more suffering. We're a long way from a perfect screening test but however simple a test may be, there is always potential harm. So ignore the daily mail and speak to your GP.

Playing devil's advocate, what magic tool does the GP have that can diagnose bowel cancer?
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alecb
feeniero
Who cares about grammar. Times have moved on. Getting the message across is all that matters and the docs done that pretty well. Stop acting your old selves!
I think that you will find that quite a lot of people do.
A lot of them work in HR as well so God help you with your job application if you don't know the difference between "your" and "you're".
Working in HR? Wow, they've made it.....

I use the word loosely :)
Hot. This deal really bowelled me over.
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