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 area and who are eligible for publicly funded health care are invited to take part in a free BowelScreening programme. The results of the pilot will be used to decide whether bowel screening should be introduced throughout New Zealand.

If you 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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