Hira Renata considers himself one of the lucky ones. He received an invitation to participate in the National Bowel Screening Programme this year and it may have saved his life.

The invitation letter for Hira arrived in the mail in June this year, and with a family history of cancer, and he knew that he needed to do his test. His father passed away at 60 from cancer of the gullet and, of his father’s seven brothers, six of them have died from various cancers.

“My generation, especially men, don’t seem to think about needing to take any test,” Hira said. “We all think we will be fine.”

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