Alagiah: Screening might have caught cancer

Alagiah: Screening might have caught cancer

Alagiah: Screening Might Have Caught Cancer

Alagiah: Screening Might Have Caught Cancer Image caption Alagiah after returning from his therapy in 2015

BBC news presenter George Alagiah says his bowel cancer could have been caught earlier if the screening programme in England was the same as in Scotland.

The 62 -year-old was first treated in April 2014 and returned to screen after 18 months, but he corroborated the stage four cancer had come back in 2017.

Screening is automatically offered from persons under the age of 50 in Scotland, but only from 60 in England.

Over 40,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK every year.

Chances of survival for at least five years with stage four bowel cancer are less than 10%, while for stage one it is nearly 100%.

Alagiah: Screening Might Have Caught Cancer
Alagiah: Screening Might Have Caught Cancer
Alagiah: Screening Might Have Caught Cancer
Alagiah: Screening Might Have Caught Cancer
Alagiah: Screening Might Have Caught Cancer

Alagiah: Screening Might Have Caught Cancer

Alagiah: Screening Might Have Caught Cancer

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