Bowel cancer is the second highest cause of cancer death in New Zealand.

It kills as many New Zealanders as breast and prostate cancer combined, and it can affect anyone at any age. But it is treatable – and beatable – if it’s detected early enough.

“Bowel Cancer NZ understands the importance of supporting patients at a time when they need it most through their online support group, which I am part of. I commend them on their work, in all that they do for bowel cancer patients.” –  Melissa Vining, Cancer Care Advocate.

 

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How to support a loved one.

If someone you care about has been diagnosed with bowel cancer, you may be wondering how you can support them. The members of our support group provided practical ideas they found helpful which we incorporated into this video.

Find out more about the support we offer.

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THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT

We’re helping the 1 in 6 New Zealanders affected by bowel cancer. Here’s how we’re tracking:

2016

New Zealand’s first bowel cancer screening programme piloted. We’ve been the strongest voice calling for a nationwide programme – now being rolled out.

28%

Increase in referrals for colonoscopies, resulting in more bowel cancer being found early – when it’s more treatable.

357%

Increase in home screening test kits, due to our advocacy work.

$100,000+

Donated towards vital bowel cancer research in New Zealand: research that could help save hundreds of lives.

820+

Patients supported via our online patient support group in the past five years.

1,300,000+

New Zealanders reached through our awareness and prevention campaigns – helping to ensure Kiwis don’t sit on their symptoms.

Read. Learn. Share.

No one likes to talk about bowel cancer, but the bottom line is, the more you know, the better the chances of beating it. So check out our helpful blogs and tips on preventing this silent killer – and read the stories of Kiwis affected by bowel cancer.

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