Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust Blog

South Canterbury set to join free National Bowel Screening programme

Oct 26, 2020

Oct 26, 2020

South Canterbury residents will be eligible for free bowel screening

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Our supporting submission to fund KEYTRUDA for bowel cancer patients now with PHARMAC

Oct 03, 2020

Oct 03, 2020

Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust have submitted a supporting request to PHARMAC to fund KEYTRUDA for bowel cancer patients

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Pack the Park and help the Southland Charity Hospital

Oct 02, 2020

Oct 02, 2020

To mark the one year anniversary of the cancer care advocate’s death from bowel cancer, the Southland Charity Hospital is bringing a star-studded line-up to Rugby Park in Invercargill for one epic game of footy.

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Coffee linked to higher survival rates for colorectal cancer patients

Oct 01, 2020

Oct 01, 2020

A few cups of coffee a day is now associated with longer survival and a lower risk of cancer progression in patients with colorectal cancer.

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Cancer rehab awareness week a great success

Sep 29, 2020

Sep 29, 2020

The first ever world wide Cancer Rehabilitation Awareness Week (CRAW 2020) took place on 7-13th September with our rehab partners Pinc and Steel.

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Stem cell function may explain higher colon cancer rate in males

Sep 24, 2020

Sep 24, 2020

Colon cancers have a higher incidence in males around the world, which is in part related to much higher androgen levels in males compared to females a new report shows.

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Pharmacy home Bowel Screening Kits on hold due to COVID

Sep 10, 2020

Sep 10, 2020

A number of processing delays of the private home bowel screening kits purchased in Pharmacies over the counter or online have forced the kits to be put on hold due to the COVID pandemic. 

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Tairawhiti joins National Bowel Screen Programme

Sep 04, 2020

Sep 04, 2020

Free bowel screening will soon be available in Gisborne and surrounding districts with Tairāwhiti this week joining the National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP).

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Bowel cancer patients wife writes 'really sick questions' advice book

Sep 01, 2020

Sep 01, 2020

It's always hard to know what to say when someone is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Bowel cancer patient Jeff Leigh encouraged his wife to write an advice book to help family and friends of terminally ill patients.

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Aspirin cuts Lynch bowel cancer risk in half

Aug 19, 2020

Aug 19, 2020

An international trial found that Aspirin reduced bowel cancer rates by half in patients with the hereditary gene called Lynch Syndrome.

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Charity Achievements

Key milestones reached by Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust

$1.1million

Dollars distributed in the last 12 months 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

7+

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