Anything that can help diagnose this terrible disease must be a good thing; early diagnosis is key to better outcomes.
GPs have been given access to a new risk assessment tool to help diagnose young people at risk of bowel cancer. Experts say people under 50 do not act on bowel cancer symptoms quickly enough and 20% have to visit a GP five times before being referred to a specialist. The new tool will help calculate the risk of the disease based on blood tests, symptoms and a GP's examination. Bowel Cancer UK told the Victoria Derbyshire programme all GPs should be given access to the "lifesaving" tool.