Private Bowel Screening

At the Phoenix Hospital Group, we offer private bowel screening to look for signs of bowel cancer and other conditions.

What is bowel screening?

A bowel screening is one of the most important health checks for men and women over the age of 50. It can help identify potential symptoms and warning signs of bowel cancer and related illnesses. 

With a bowel screening, we carry out a CT Colonography to examine your colon and other parts of your abdomen, including the kidneys. In comparison to a standard colonoscopy, it is much less invasive. 

Bowel cancer is much more treatable if it is caught early, so it is vital that you go for a screening if you have symptoms of bowel cancer, including blood in your stool.


What does bowel screening test for?

The primary reason for a bowel screening is to look for signs of bowel cancer. A bowel screening is useful for detecting signs of bowel cancer and advanced colonic polyps, which are a typical precursor to bowel cancer. While these polyps are benign, they can develop into colon cancer, so it’s important to detect them early and remove them before they develop. 

A more advanced scan can also pick up warning signs of cancer in other nearby organs, including your pancreas and your kidneys.

What does bowel screening test for?

How do we perform bowel screening?

At the Phoenix Hospital Group, we offer a CT (computed tomography) colonography instead of a traditional colonoscopy. 

The scan takes place at our prestigious clinic in Harley Street in London, and it takes much less time than a colonoscopy — roughly 25–30 minutes. 

You will need to take a laxative before the scan to ensure that your bowel is empty, but there is no need for sedation prior.

How do we perform bowel screening?

How effective is a bowel cancer screening?

Our bowel cancer screening test has been shown to be highly effective in identifying signs of bowel cancer, including detecting benign polyps and abnormalities in adjacent organs. With minimal discomfort, great accuracy and speed, and a broader scope, the colonography CT scan offers many benefits over a standard colonoscopy.

If you know that you may be at risk, or if you are over the age of 50, it is a good idea to apply for a bowel screening now. Bowel cancers become harder to treat the more developed they are, and by the time symptoms are showing, the cancer may be advanced. If you have any questions, please get in touch today.

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Book your bowel screening today

If you would like to book an appointment for a bowel screening at Phoenix Hospital Group, you can call 0207 079 2102 to speak to a member of the team. You can reach our team on weekdays, 8am-6pm.

Alternatively, you can fill in the below enquiry form and a member of the bookings team will be in touch to book you in. Please select CT Colonography in the drop down list.

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