Screening stories

Māori urged to take bowel screening test

Wairarapa District Health Board is working to spread the word amongst local Māori about the importance of taking part in the National Bowel Screening Programme.

See how Wairarapa DHB is spreading the word...

David credits bowel screening with saving his life

David Vinsen shares his story of being diagnosed with bowel cancer and undergoing treatment.

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Karin learns first-hand the value of bowel screening

Karin Milliken was referred for a colonoscopy after returning an abnormal bowel screening test, and had growths detected during a colonoscopy. She's urging people to do the National Bowel Screening Programme test when they're invited.

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Raising awareness in Pacific communities

Tofa Suafole Gush, the Director of Pacific Health for both Wairarapa and Hutt Valley District Health Boards, has been working to raise awareness of bowel screening amongst Pacific communities.

See how Tofa has been working with the community...

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