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Bowel Cancer Screening

The Bowel Cancer Screening program is being carried out as part of Qatar's National Cancer Program and aligns with the Qatar National Health Strategy 2011-2016. This strategy aims to decrease the impact of cancer in Qatar while making sure that cancer services, when needed, meet world-class standards to improve medical outcomes. 

Scope of Service

The Bowel Cancer Screening Service, available at PHCC health centers, is a test offered to both males and females to identify potential bowel cancer. This screening procedure entails using a (FIT) kit test to detect hidden blood in the stool. If any unusual results are detected, the patient is subsequently referred to HMC for further assessment. 

Target Group 

All PHCC-registered individuals aged between 50 and 74 with no related symptoms. 

Other information

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) recommends undergoing the Bowel Cancer Screening Service every two years. 

Type of Access

Target group can access the Bowel Screening Services through: 

  • Receiving an invitation from our dedicated breast and bowel cancer screening call center 8001112 
  • Physician referral 
  • Self-referral by directly calling the call center number 8001112