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Guildford Undetected Tumour Screening (G.U.T.S)

Mission Statement

Our aim is to improve the survival of people with bowel cancer in the South East of England by early detection and to raise awareness of the disease.

Letter of Support

To explain a little more about the charity, G.U.T.S (Guildford Undetected Tumour Screening) was founded in 1983 by Professor Marks.

It is a sad fact that 1 in 35 people will develop bowel cancer in their lifetime and it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Regular bowel cancer screening has been shown to reduce the risk of dying from bowel cancer by 16% and if it is detected at the earliest stage, there is over a 90% chance of survival.

It is these statistics that makes G.U.T.S work of vital importance and as a registered charity we rely on donations alone to continue. G.U.T.S funds the screening service to back up 35 surgeries (over 20,000 people to date) that now participate in the programme. This includes two part time research nurses based at the Royal Surrey County Hospital and a clinical assistant in medical genetics who runs our Cancer Family Screening Clinic. This clinic was set up to screen and counsel people at above average risks of developing bowel cancer. In addition G.U.T.S has given 300,000 to support the equipping of the new screening hub at the Postgraduate Medical School. The hub will send out 700,000 screening kits per year to the population of the South of England from Kent to Cornwall and up to Oxford.

We are providing a unique service for the community and we need the help and support to maintain this service and to spread awareness of this most common form of cancer.

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