Ambassador - Tegan Hollier

Our brave Ambassador, 26-year-old Tegan Hollier (aka Chicken), from Massey in West Auckland hadn't noticed any symptoms only a pain under her left rib which prompted her to visit her Doctor.

This led to a shock diagnosis of stage 4 bowel cancer with a 4cm tumour in her large intestine. Tegan also suffers from Lynch Syndrome.

With the help of Bowel Cancer Foundation since her 2019 diagnosis, she is searching for the best treatment for her body and cancer type to shrink her tumours which looks to also be the drug Avastin.

Tegan is here to help bowel cancer patients and offers support to those who need it. She is also working alongside Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust to support the public funding and access to immunotherapy drugs.

Tegan has appeared regularly in the media and also helps with the content on our website.

Read some of the blog articles here

26 year old Tegan Hollier – “I don’t feel sick”

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If you would like to be put in touch with Tegan, contact us.

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The latest articles from Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust

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Charity Achievements

Key milestones reached by Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust

$1.4million

Dollars distributed in the to fund research and provide equity of care and better patient outcomes

196

Bowel cancer survivors rehabilitated after gruelling treatment helping to reduce cancer re-occurrence

109+

Bowel screening kits provided to Kiwi’s who do not qualify for free public screening to detect bowel cancer early

9+

Years we've been making a difference for bowel cancer patients in New Zealand