Bowel can­cer: You’re never too young

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can­cer, to urge them to visit their GP if they have symp­toms, and to raise funds so that Bowel Can­cer New Zealand can con­tinue to raise aware­ness.

De­spite bowel can­cer be­ing cur­able in 75 per cent of cases if caught early, this can­cer kills 1200 New Zealan­ders each year – that’s as many as breast and prostate can­cer com­bined. More than 300 of the peo­ple di­ag­nosed each year are in their 20s, 30s and 40s. If you have symp­toms, tak­ing ac­tion quickly is so

Find out more about symp­toms or make a do­na­tion at nev­er­tooy­oung.org.nz.

All the peo­ple in the Never Too Young cam­paign were di­ag­nosed with bowel can­cer in their 20s and 30s.

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