National Bowel Screening Programme finds cancer in more than 500 people

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 11:39

More than 500 New Zealanders have had their lives saved, or at least prolonged, by the National Bowel Screening Programme.

The Programme, which began in July 2017 and is now available in 10 of the country's 20 DHBs, is designed to find early cancers through a simple home test posted to eligible participants, aged 60 to 74. South Aucklander, David Broughton, recently spoke publicly of his gratitude to the programme. 

See the full Ministry of Health media release: Bowel screening programme detects cancer in 500 New Zealanders.

Page last updated: 14 February 2020