Bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is a malignant growth that develops inside the bowel. It is also called colon, rectal or colorectal cancer.

Accurate and up-to-date information on bowel cancer including risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment can be found on the Te Aho o Te Kahu, Cancer Control Agency website.

Related websites

Time to Screen: Bowel screening
Information on the National Bowel Screening Programme being rolled out across New Zealand.

Cancer Society
The country’s largest source of information about cancer and its effects. This website provides information on types of cancer, diagnosis, methods of treatment and advice on living with cancer.

Bowel Cancer New Zealand
A patient-led organisation committed to reducing the impact of bowel cancer through awareness, education and support. This website provides information on symptoms, tests and treatment for bowel cancer.

NZ Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry
The New Zealand Familial Gastrointestinal Registry is a new service that offers assessment, diagnosis and surveillance of inherited gastrointestinal cancer syndromes.

Health Navigator – Bowel cancer
The Health Navigator NZ website helps you find reliable and trustworthy health information.

Better Health Channel – Bowel cancer
The Better Health Channel was established by the Victorian (Australia) State Government. It provides a wide range of health and medical information on conditions including cancer.

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