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Bowel Cancer Screening

The Wolverhampton Bowel Cancer Screening Centre based at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, was chosen to spearhead the first screening centre under the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme and covers the eligible population of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall and the peninsula of South Staffordshire. This takes in a total population in excess of 900,000.

The service provides several new patient and surveillance clinics weekly, spread across the catchment area. The colonoscopy screening and bowel scope procedures are completed at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, Cannock Chase Hospital, Cannock, and Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley.

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme offers screening every two years to all men and women aged 60 to 74 who are registered with a GP. The Screening Programme aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage, when treatment is likely to be more effective.

Residents in this age group will automatically be sent an invitation through the post, then their FOB screening kit, so they can complete the test in the privacy of their own home. Your GP will provide your contact details, so it is important that they are kept up to date with any changes.

To view a copy of our Annual Report for April 2015 - March 2016 and Patient Satisfaction Survey for July 2015 - June 2016 please refer to the 'Downloads' section of this page.

For further information please visit the Royal Wolverhampton Trust website provided within the 'Contact Details' section or the links provided within the 'Additional Information' section.

Screening clinics are also held at:

Outpatients Department, Level 2, Cannock Chase Hospital, Brunswick Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 5XY

and

GI Unit, Area West, Level 1, Russels Hall Hospital, Dudley, DY1 2HQ

 

Alternatively, contact the freephone Bowel Cancer Screening Helpline number provided below.  

Who to contact

Contact Name
Bowel Cancer Screening Helpline
Telephone
0800 7076060
Website
Bowel Cancer Screening

Where to go

Name
Beynon Centre
Address
Zone C, Location C40
New Cross Hospital
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
Postcode
WV10 0QP

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
Men and Women aged 60 to 74
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Referrals are dependent upon the FOB screening test kit results.

A Normal Result

A normal result means that blood was not found in your test sample. A normal result does not guarantee that you do not have or will never develop bowel cancer in the future. You will be offered bowel cancer screening again in two years. In between this time it is im-portant to be aware of the symptoms of bowel cancer.

An Unclear Result

An unclear result means there was a slight suggestion of blood in your FOB test sample. An unclear result does not mean you have cancer just that you have to repeat the FOB test. This is necessary because polyps and cancers do not bleed all of the time, and it is important to find out whether or not there is blood in your stools. Most people who repeat the test will then receive a normal result.

An Abnormal Result

An abnormal result shows that blood may have been found in your FOB test sample - it is not a diagnosis of cancer, but it does mean that you will be offered a colonoscopy or an alternative investigation to examine the bowel. The abnormal result may have been caused by bleeding from bowel polyps, rather than a bowel cancer. If you receive an abnormal result, you will be offered an appointment with a specialist nurse to discuss having a more detailed examination of your bowel to see whether or not there is a problem that may need treatment.

Record Last Updated on: 26/03/2018

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