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’re concerned you may have bowel cancer.

What is Bowel Cancer?

Managing risk

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.

Why are so many southern New Zealanders dying of bowel cancer?
Katherine Lawrenson’s third son Ryan was seven weeks old when she found out. That was last February, back when she
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Sigmoidoscopy is nothing but a distraction
Bowel Cancer New Zealand believes screening using sigmoidoscopy is a distraction from the pressing need for a national screening program.
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Upper Hutt cyclist takes on Karapoti Classic after cancer treatment
A woman who biked through right through chemotherapy will take on one of off-road cycling’s ultimate challenges – the Karapoti
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