In Scotland, bowel screening prevents 150 deaths from bowel cancer each year.Bowel cancer is more common in people over 50 years of age, especially men.
Some risk factors are unavoidable, such as age, sex or family history.
However, you can reduce your risk of developing bowel cancer by: More about bowel cancer In Scotland, only people aged 50 to 74 will be invited for bowel screening.
But some recent votes around the world have drawn a response far greater than either.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released its latest estimate of the number of returned survey forms in Australia's same-sex marriage postal survey.
If you need this test, a health professional will explain any risks to you before your appointment.
After your colonoscopy, a health professional will tell you the results and explain any findings to you before you leave.If some blood was found in your poo, but not enough to need investigating, they’ll ask you to take a second test.This is quite common and doesn’t always mean there’s a problem.Approximately 800,000 forms have been returned each week over the previous two weeks.ABS deputy statistician Jonathan Palmer, said it was "pleasing" to see another steady increase on the amount announced last week."We've still got a couple of weeks to go," he told ABC News."We're seeing a steady flow now, and each time we make an announcement about the participation we tend to get a bit of an uptick in calls to our information line." Voting at state and federal elections in Australia is compulsory, but at local government elections and the 1997 constitutional convention vote it has been optional.If you’re 75 or over, you can still take a bowel screening test every 2 years.