Helping more Kiwis understand, prevent and beat bowel cancer.

The more we know about bowel cancer, the better the chances of beating it. This section contains helpful information about the risk factors, symptoms, screening and prevention, as well as treatment options and questions to ask your doctor if you think you may have bowel cancer.

What is Bowel Cancer?

Early detection and prevention

Treatment options

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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.

The bowel screening age for Māori and Pasifika people will be lowered from 60 to 50 years old starting in
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June 2022 is bowel cancer awareness month, and Bowel Cancer New Zealand's annual Move Your Butt challenge.
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The report released today by Te Aho o Te Kahu (the Cancer Control Agency) is a small step in the
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Surgery was a success and I'm out of ICU and feeling good. Great team of surgeons, doctors and nurses here
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