New Zealand has one of the highest bowel cancer rates in the world. Bowel screening can save lives by finding cancers early.

Men and women aged 50 to 74 who live in the Waitemata District Health Board areaand who are eligible for publicly funded health care are invited to take part in the free BowelScreening pilot which runs until the end of 2017. From next year, a national bowel screening programme (external link) will be progessively rolled out throughout New Zealand.

If you live in the Waitemata DHB area and have not received an invitation, or you have moved house, please let us know by contacting us.

How to take part

Find out if you are eligible to take part in the programme

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How to do the test

Watch our simple instruction video online now

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