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TMI Time...
When you get to my age, you get offered an annual scan for bowel cancer. It would be foolish not to take advantage of it, but the procedure is gross in the extreme. You get sent a card with three segments. For three days, you have to crap into a container, and take two samples, each from a different section of jobbie, with little cardboard sticks. Then you smear some on each of the day's two windows... I bet there are any number of people who don't do it because they just can't face the yuckness.
Surely there must be some less revolting way to screen for the disease?
On the topic of disgustingness, I'm waiting in for a plumber to come and pump out the black sludge that builds up in the pipe to the bathroom sink. I actually never use it, except to brush my teeth and wash my hands, because the whole plumbing system is, and always has been defective. Every bathroom sink on my side of the building is the same.The water never drains away properly. Can't be healthy...

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There is indeed a less revolting test where you just swoosh a stick through the pan water, and it's more accurate too and doesn't involve stopping taking some supplements like the other one does, but it costs more, so don't hold your breath for the NHS taking it on.

Over on this side of the pond, there's the test you describe—I've done it—but there's also a colonoscopy, which many or most adults over a certain age get regularly.

For the colonoscopy, they need a patient to fast and then drink a gallon of an electrolyte solution that causes you to piss through your asshole—thus cleaning you out.

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