Blood in your poo is one of the signs of bowel cancer but does not always mean cancer. Instead, it could be a sign of piles or polyps (growths in the bowel). Polyps are not cancer but could develop into cancer over time. If you’re sent a bowel screening kit, help yourself by remembering to complete it. Put it by the loo. Don’t put it off.
The NHS bowel cancer screening kit detects signs of cancer before you notice anything wrong. The kit is simple to complete and can be done in the privacy of your own bathroom using the step-by-step instructions on the box. More info: nhs.uk/bowel-screening