26 Feb 2020

Māori patient calls on govt to lower bowel cancer screening age

From Morning Report, 7:39 am on 26 February 2020

A Māori patient who is dying of bowel cancer is backing calls for the government to lower the screening age before it's too late. 

New Zealand does not screen people aged 50 to 59 despite them making up 12 percent of those with bowel cancer, and 22 percent of Māori with the disease being in that age group. 

Te Aniwa Hurihanganui reports.