Colorectal screening to be rolled out in Letterkenny and Sligo

Lettekenny and Sligo General Hospitals have been included in the first stage of the roll of a screening programme for colorectal cancer.

The service, as part of the national cancer screening programme, will be available to
men and women aged 60-69 in 2012.

Colorectal cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second most common fatal
cancer among both men and women.

Tanaiste and Fianna Fail election candidate, Mary Coughlan, says programmes like this are hugely important....