Bowel cancer checks at record high ‘thanks to Dame Deborah James’ | ITV News

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More people are having bowel cancer checks than ever before after the death of campaigner Dame Deborah James, health bosses have said.

Dame Deborah, also known by her social media handle Bowel Babe, had been raising awareness about the disease until her death on June 28 at the age of 40.

Between the months of May and July, 170,500 people referred for checks for suspected lower gastro-intestinal cancers, according to the NHS.

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