Irish Cancer Society donates €1m to bowel-screening programme

Tuesday 03 December 2013 15.30
Free bowel-cancer screening has been offered to people aged 60-69 since last year
Free bowel-cancer screening has been offered to people aged 60-69 since last year

The Irish Cancer Society has donated €1m to the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, BowelScreen.

The money will be used to buy equipment in hospitals around the country to support the continued rollout of the screening programme.

Free bowel-cancer screening has been offered to people aged 60-69 since last year.

At a future date, the aim is to extend screening to those aged 55-74 years.

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