Men and women aged 50 to 74 years who live in the Waitemata District Health Board area are being invited to take part in a FREE bowel screening programme to check for early signs of bowel cancer. This programme is a four-year pilot to test whether bowel screening should be introduced throughout New Zealand. Visit www.bowelscreeningwaitemata.co.nz or call 0800 924 432 to see if you’re eligible to take part.
Waitemata DHB Bowel Screening
Our coordination centre can answer your call between the hours of 7:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday.
Procedures / Treatments
When it’s your turn to be screened we’ll send you a personal invitation around your birthday.… More
This is a procedure which allows the doctor to see inside your large bowel and examine the surfaces directly and take biopsies (samples of tissue) if needed. Treatment of conditions can also be undertaken.… More
This is cancer that begins in your colon or rectum.… More