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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Ride to Raise Awareness Cambodia 2020

This is your chance to help end the stigma surrounding bowel cancel and raise money to support those affected by the disease – all through an epic cycling challenge in Cambodia!

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  1. 15-23 February 2020.
  2. 9 Day trip.
  3. Moderate difficulty.

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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 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.

Pressure on Government to announce nationwide bowel cancer screening
  Doctors and lobbyists are calling for the Government to announce plans for a staged rollout of nationwide bowel cancer screening in this month’s Budget.  Doctors say results from the
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CottonSofts ‘Show you Care’ Campaign
CottonSofts are continuing their support for Bowel Cancer New Zealand, with a limited edition pack to help raise funds to reduce the impact of New Zealand’s most common cancer. From
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Determined Mum’s rollercoaster cancer journey
At 33 weeks pregnant with her second child, the last thing a young Feilding mother expected was to be diagnosed with bowel cancer. Laura Roberts was just 28 when she
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NZ falling behind on cancer survival
A new study confirms a lower survival rate for cancer in New Zealand compared to Australia. Research by the University of Auckland, published this week in PLOS One, showed the
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