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.

We receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of the community to continue our work.

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June is Move your Butt month

Challenge yourself to move more during bowel cancer awareness month – and raise funds to help more Kiwis beat bowel cancer. You don’t have to run a marathon, simply challenge yourself to exercise more than you usually do.

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We’re helping 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 this year, due in part to our advocacy work.

$100,000+

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

620+

Patients supported via our online patient support group in the past four years – with an increase of 46% this year alone.

500,000+

New Zealanders reached through our awareness and prevention campaigns in 2018 alone – helping to ensure Kiwis don’t sit on their symptoms.

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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.

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Dying father speaks out about failing health system
Father-of-two Blair Vining was told he had to wait eight weeks for an “urgent appointment” with an oncologist after being diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer. Now, the 38-year-old has just
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Young cyclist dying of cancer regrets not ‘pushing harder’ for diagnosis
For years an elite cyclist’s stomach pain was put down to food intolerances. Now, Brittnea Chambers has been told her cancer is terminal. The 32-year-old competitive cyclist is speaking out ahead of a
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Life Saving Bowel Screening
Hira Renata considers himself one of the lucky ones. He received an invitation to participate in the National Bowel Screening Programme this year and it may have saved his life.
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