David Wilkins Policy and Projects Officer Men's Health Forum
Men are more than one and a half times as likely to develop bowel cancer as women; and yet, research shows they are often reluctant to take part in screening to detect symptoms. How can this be addressed?
Bowel cancer is a disease serious enough, in many cases, to be fatal. The population group with the higher risk is men, who are more than one and a half times as likely to develop bowel cancer and to die from it as women.1 They also have poorer five-year survival rates (51% v 53%)2