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Men and bowel cancer: the facts

Men and bowel cancer: the facts

Men's health

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 

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