A giant inflatable bowel is to be set up at Royal Stoke University Hospital this week – in a bid to raise awareness of bowel cancer.
The organ, which will be in place at the hospital on Tuesday, April 16, is set to help to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer, with hospital visitors getting the opportunity to walk through the bowel and get a close look at polyps and cancers.
The NHS bowel cancer screening team will also be available to help answer any queries and concerns people may have about the disease.
Angela Power, Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Manager, said: “Bowel Cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK but it is also one of the most treatable if caught at an early stage.”
Bowel cancer affects around 42,000 people every year.
People aged between 60 and 74 are being invited to complete a screening test every two years.
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