We call on the Ministry of Health to prove equitable health care is a priority for the government on World Cancer Day.
This four-year study was the first to specifically examine the role of diet as a cause of bowel cancer in NZ.
Cancer is the leading cause of death in New Zealand. This year, 23,000 New Zealanders will be diagnosed with cancer and 10,000 will die.
The campaign is running this August, in memory of 4 brave young people who appeared in the 2018 campaign and have sadly passed away since.
June 2020 is bowel cancer awareness month – and it’s also our annual Move your Butt fundraiser.
“The government is turning its back on hundreds of New Zealanders in their fifties, condemning many to an unnecessarily early grave.”
Bowel Cancer New Zealand is critical of how long the nationwide rollout has taken, and how long it will continue to take for the remaining half of New Zealand to get access to life-saving bowel screening.
Bowel Cancer New Zealand welcomes the Government’s announcement yesterday of a national control agency and a funding boost for Pharmac.
Bowel Cancer NZ wants to see an urgent investigation into the "wide variation" in mortality rates following bowel cancer surgery across the country, as revealed in the 2019 Bowel Cancer Quality Improvement Report.
“We have been calling for the government to increase workforce capacity since 2010 and yet nothing has been done to address these concerns."