Home bowel cancer screening
The benefits of self-testing for bowel cancer
measure is an easy-to-use bowel cancer test. Our kit enables you to carry out a medical quality screening check in the privacy of your own home.
The measure Bowel Health test is fast, hygienic and discreet and works by detecting invisible blood in stool samples (called faecal occult blood). It provides accurate results that give you a greater understanding of your gastrointestinal health.
Worried about digestive problems or simply keeping an eye on your health? The measure kit lets you test for signs of cancer without having to send samples off to a lab.
What people are saying
“The measure bowel health test came up with a positive result so I contacted my GP and have since seen a specialist for a sigmoidoscopy. […] I am now on track for a CT scan.”
Anonymous, Female, Hampshire.
“I used the measure bowel health kit in 2018 as I wanted to do a check but due to my age (40) I wasn’t eligible to get this done via the NHS or private health insurance. It was a bit frustrating as I was trying to be proactive but ’the system’ wasn’t interested as I wasn’t old enough. Long story short, the kit provided a feasible alternative and I was very pleased that something reasonably affordable was available on the market. “
Anonymous, Male, London
“Around my 42nd birthday mum had been sick, she had bouts of diarrhea and vomiting. We assumed she had food poisoning. Only now understanding the symptoms I appreciate there were early signs [of bowel cancer] but we had just dismissed them. Ironically, the week she passed, a bowel test came through the post. Too little, too late. I now encourage everyone and anyone who will listen to me to take an early screening test…. It gets you at any age.”
Sonya Batchelor, Hertfordshire
Bowel cancer (colon cancer) is one of the most common forms of cancer. The good news is that it is one of the easiest to treat when diagnosed early. As a result, the survival rate for colon cancers detected at the earliest stage exceeds 90%. However, the condition can be difficult to detect in the early stages because it causes no obvious symptoms.
To increase your chances of early detection doctors recommend the faecal occult blood test (FOB test or FOBT). The measure Bowel Health kit is the easy way to do this screening test in private at home.
Worryingly, colon cancer is becoming increasingly common in younger people. Consequently, one in six cases are diagnosed before the age of 60. Above the age of 40 (or sooner if you have a family history of the disease) everyone should perform an annual FOB screening test.
The measure bowel cancer test is the first in a line of home-use kits that we are developing. In addition, as well as new digital health diagnostics, the company works on other advanced medical technologies.
Bowel & Cancer Research support people who live with bowel conditions and educate the public about what it’s like to live with a chronic bowel condition.
The charity is a leading authority in research across all bowel disease. They are members of the Association of Medical Research Charities, the national membership organisation for medical research charities.
Like us, Bowel & Cancer Research looks forward to a day when no one will die of bowel cancer or have to live with chronic bowel disease.