The SELFCheck Bowel Health Test kit is an easy to use and hygienic faecal occult blood test kit to detect hidden blood in a stool sample at home. Approximately 95% of cases of colon (bowel) cancer result from benign tumours called polyps that grow inside the colon. This means that this type of cancer is one of the few where early detection can help prevent the development of tumours. Polyps in the colon often remain undetected for many years until they develop into the cancerous form. If a colon polyp is found in time and removed, it can halt the development of bowel cancer. Early detection of bowel cancer is very important and everyone over he age of 40 should perform a yearly faecal occult blood test to minimise risks. The SELFCheck Bowel Health Test kit gives results within 10 minutes at home without the need to send the sample away.