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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Bowel cancer can affect anyone at any age.

Bowel cancer is the second highest cause of cancer death in New Zealand and it can affect anyone of any age. The symptoms can come and go, so if you’re concerned, see your doctor.

“My Dad was 66 years young when he was diagnosed with bowel cancer. He still has so much to live for. If you have symptoms, don’t wait. Get checked straight away.”
Rachel

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Rachel and her father, Patrick

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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.

Claire’s Move your Butt challenge: moving to spread the word about nutrition
“Adding more fibre to everyday eating is something we can all do to reduce our bowel cancer risk.” Nutritionist, media
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Jenny-May’s Move your Butt challenge: Moving her Butt to raise awareness.
“Just face the fear of knowing: the sooner you do, the greater the hope.” Sports commentator, Jenny-May Clarkson, is taking
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Frank’s Move your Butt challenge: Moving his Butt to help save lives.
“Only 10% of bowel cancer is inherited, so the way you live does have an impact.” Professor Frank Frizelle is
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4 tips from Britt to help overcome inertia
You’ve signed up for the Challenge and feeling great – but now you’ve got to start preparing to Move that
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