I am curious to know why the screening programme is aimed at the 60+
age group in England and Wales but starts at 50 yrs in Scotland.
Since my own diagnosis of Rectal cancer (at 49 yrs old) I've come
across others in their 40's and even some in their 30's.
Screening at 60 is showing positive results but starting at 50 may helpto find some tumours before they develop to a later stage.
I'd be interested to know why there is a difference in screening ages in Scotland compared to England and Wales.
Thank you for the reply....However, I'm still unsure as to why Scotland start their screening at 50 not 60....Do they not come under the NHS as well?I need to understand why there is a differenceCarole They do but they have a different budget and so decide on different priorities.I've received numerous emails about this post - all offering help and this is something below that I need help with at the moment.....