Bottom Lines December 2017
Grow a Beard, Raise Funds, and help us Beat Bowel Cancer – Decembeard® is back for it’s fourth year.
Bowel Cancer is New Zealand’s second biggest cancer killer and around 1 in 20 New Zealand men will develop the disease in their lifetime. That’s why we’ve dedicated the month of December to raising much needed funds and awareness for bowel cancer in men. So time to ditch the razor, and grow some facial hair for the month of December.
We also have Stefan Corbett’s story, our Ambassador for the Wellington region who was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer at 47 years old. The only symptoms he had was sporadic blood showing up in his poop and some constipation and cramps. Nothing really – or so he thought.
We invite you to take part of our Patients Survey, As you will know, bowel cancer has a huge impact on many New Zealanders and their families. But until now, some key information has been missing that could make a difference for patients in the future – that is, information about the experiences of patients and their whānau/families, and their different pathways to a bowel cancer diagnosis.