“Simple test saved Jimmy’s life”

..is the headline on a local NHS newsletter. It refers to FOB colon cancer screening, which is part of the National Screening Programme. The story below reveals that after the positive test, Jimmy had a colonoscopy, a CT scan, “very aggressive” chemotherapy, a large operation (a colectomy) and a liver resection for metastatic spread.

Not quite so simple, then.

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