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 June – and raise funds to help more Kiwis beat bowel cancer. You don’t have to run a marathon, simply challenge yourself (or get a team together) to exercise more than you usually do.

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“I’m gearing up for the Move your Butt challenge in June – and I’d love you to join me. Just exercise each day during June as we fundraise for Bowel Cancer New Zealand.”
Jenny-May Clarkson

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We’re helping the 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 large 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.

Bringing bowel cancer prevention to the masses
After five years of trialling and planning, New Zealand starts to see bowel screening introduced to the wider population this month. General practice is crucial to the success of the
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Up to 700 cases expected to be detected in bowel cancer screening roll out
National bowel-screening programme will begin its roll out in the Wairarapa and Hutt Valley. Eligible residents will be sent letters this week to notify them to take part. It’s expected
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‘You hear too many stories of people not being referred’
A study by Otago University and Christchurch Hospital researchers, published in the British Journal of Surgery this month, found bowel cancer increased for men under 50 by 18 percent each
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Christchurch hospitals offering free clinics to help diagnose bowel cancer
Canterbury Charity Hospital and St George’s Hospital are offering a free clinic to help diagnose bowel cancer. New research shows that bowel cancer is increasing at an alarming rate in those
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