Twizel man, one of 950 Kiwis grateful to bowel screening programme

Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 13:34

By the end of 2021, the National Bowel Screening Programme will be available nationwide.

The programme, targeted at 60 to 74 year olds, is designed to find bowel cancer early, when it can often be successfully treated. The life-saving programme is already available in 18 of 20 DHB regions and, since it began four years ago, has detected cancer in more than 950 people.

One happy customer is Dene Madden of Twizel, whose story recently featured on the South Canterbury DHB website. Read on the DHB website and on the front page of the Timaru Herald.

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