Wednesday 29th March 2023

Titchmarsh and Walsh join forces to say: Don't put it off!

TV presenters Alan Titchmarsh and Tommy Walsh have joined forces to support a brand new NHS bowel cancer screening campaign.

The new film discusses the importance of bowel cancer screening and the two stars will urge people to return their bowel cancer home screening tests.

The film will run across NHS social media channels, with the two TV presenters answering questions on how the screening programme works.

April 2023 is national bowel cancer awareness month.

More than 30 per cent of people do not return their tests.

The video is part of the Help Us Help You campaign which aims to get people diagnosed quicker, when survival rates are higher.

A recent survey found that 89 per cent of those eligible would take a screening test if it could help find signs of cancer earlier, but one in five say they wouldn't complete one because they would be too embarrassed to look at their poo.

Bowel Cancer Supports the campaign with its own awareness work.

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Watch the new campaign video:

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