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Interview 17

Age at interview: 74
Brief Outline: Invited for screening in 2002 when aged 70. The result of the Faecal Occult Blood (FOB) test was unclear, so she had to repeat the test, which was normal.
Background: A white British woman, a retired nurse, widow, no children.

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She was invited to be screened for bowel cancer in 2002 when aged 70. The result of the Faecal Occult Blood (FOB) test was unclear, so she had to repeat the test, which was normal. She said she was glad to take part in screening partly because others in the family had had various bowel problems in the past. 

 

She was pleased to have been invited to be screened.

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She was pleased to have been invited to be screened.

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Yes it was 2002, they were doing a pilot scheme in the area and I was one of the people to be screened. I was sent a little packet (') and all the instructions to tell me how to proceed and I carried it out. I was quite pleased to think that I'd been included because it's something you think about and don't get to around to doing and I wasn't really nervous about it, and I did the test ('). My brother he had bowel cancer, so I was quite happy to do the test.

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