Bottom Lines October 2018
Anita’s story with bowel cancer started when her Nana died from bowel cancer when she was a young girl. Anita’s mum was also diagnosed with bowel cancer when she was 12, thankfully her mum survived and has been cancer free ever since. Due to other history within Anita’s family, they were encouraged by the Familial GI Cancer Service team to get tested for the Lynch Syndrome MSH2 gene. As Anita was only 15, her mum fought for her to be tested at the same time as Anita’s older brother. She then found out that she was a carrier.
We update you with the National Bowel Screening program, with Hawkes Bay DHB joining the screening program this month.
We proudly introduce a new partner Plumbing World and Metrix and our new medical advisor.