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Male attitudes to screening 'must be addressed'

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Men are less likely than women to be screened for bowel cancer because they lack confidence in their ability to use the faecal occult blood test, a study has found.

The study of over 300 adults conducted through the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme used a questionnaire to explore the barriers to bowel cancer screening.

Bowel cancer affects both men and woman, but the study found that men lacked confidence in the faecal occult blood test, in their ability to carry out the test and revealed that they would also feel embarrassed about taking it at all.

The researchers said that these attitudes need to be addressed to increase men’s participation in screening.

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