DOCTOR CALLING: A trip to the doctor could save your life
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK with almost 42,000 people diagnosed with the condition every year .
More than nine out of ten new cases are diagnosed in people over the age of 50, and nearly six out of ten cases are diagnosed in people aged 70 or over.
As more people live longer in Lincolnshire , the NHS is urging older patients not to put their health at risk by opting out of bowel cancer screening.
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