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.

Kiwi-as Toilets book available now
Just in time for Christmas, you can purchase a copy of ‘Kiwi-as Toilets’ for just $29.99 (+postage). This quirky book is ideal for road-trippers, people looking for a unique coffee-table book (or book to
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Pasifika community in Hawke’s Bay urged to get bowel checks
Health officials in Hawke’s Bay are trying to curb the high rate of bowel cancer deaths among Pasifika people by encouraging them to take screening tests. With Hawke’s Bay DHB
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Young patients’ long wait for bowel cancer – study
Bowel Cancer New Zealand funded a study for Zoe Windner, a third year medical student from the University of Otago earlier this year to research the pathways to diagnosis for bowel cancer
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Health officials under pressure for earlier bowel cancer screening for Māori
The Ministry of Health is being urged to review a bowel cancer screening decision, to reduce health inequity. Bowel cancer is diagnosed in about 3000 New Zealanders a year, and
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