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Last Updated: Monday, 24 September 2007, 10:48 GMT 11:48 UK
Disease caught early at new unit
Bowel disease has been detected early in about 120 people since a new screening unit opened in Devon.

About 20,000 people have come forward to be tested by the South Devon Bowel Cancer Screening service since it opened in October last year.

Testing among people in their 60s is 10% above the national target of 60%.

Tests have been done on people living in Torbay, Teignbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth, and the unit hopes to extend the service throughout south Devon.

The centre is based at Torbay Hospital which says 90% of bowel cancer cases can be successfully treated if caught early.




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