August 22, 2018

Bowel Cancer NZ

A person was diagnosed with bowel cancer more than 3 years after they should have been invited to take part in a free screening programme.

Two other patients also missed were diagnosed with cancer 33 and 25 months after invitations should have been sent. One of the group died.

A review carried out for the Ministry of Health was unable to say what, if any, effect being missed from screening had in the three cases.

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