21 Oct 2019

40,000 more New Zealanders to begin screening for bowel cancer.

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 21 October 2019

About 40 thousand more New Zealanders are set to begin receiving potentially life-saving screening for bowel cancer. Twelve thousand of them live in the Whanganui District Health Board area, which will join the national screening programme on Tuesday. Neighbouring MidCentral DHB is likely to follow next month -- setting a halfway milestone for a carefully managed programme that some worry is already stretched. Health Correspondent Karen Brown reports.