Family getting screened

November 14, 2017 - 19:53

Hi all just wondering is there free screening for sons of father who has colon cancer?

November 21, 2017 - 14:31

Thank you for your post. We would advise you to discuss your concerns with your GP who may advise you to visit a colorectal specialist. There are special screening clinics you can visit if worried about the risk of bowel cancer in your family. Tests can be done to see if you are likely to develop bowel cancer.
Presently BowelScreen, the National Bowel Screening Programme, offers screening to women and men age 60-69 every two years. This will extend to age 55 – 74 in time.
If you would like to discuss this further you can either email or phone the Irish Cancer Society nurseline at or 1800 200 700.
Kind regards

Cancer Nurse