What is the National Bowel Screening Programme
The National Bowel Screening Programme is free for people aged 60 to 74 years. It aims to save lives by finding bowel cancer at an early stage when it can often be successfully treated. We estimate that in the first year of screening in Northland, with an eligible population of about 36,000 people:
The earlier bowel cancer is diagnosed, the higher the chance of survival. People who are diagnosed with bowel cancer, and receive treatment when it is at an early stage, have a 90 percent chance of long term survival.
Click here for a quick guide on how the bowel screening programme works.
For information on bowel screening in te reo Māori, Cook Island Māori, Samoan, Tongan, Niuean, Hindi, Chinese and Korean - read more here.