Colorectal disease comprise a broad range of condtions and ailments including Haemorrhoids, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns disease, irritable Bowel syndrome, Diverticulitis, Anal fissures, polyps and bowel incontinence.

The most severe and high profile colorectal disease is Colorectal (or Bowel) Cancer and the statistics in NZ are significantColorectal cancer also know as bowel cancer is the second highest cause of cancer related deaths in NZ, killing more people annually than Breast and Prostate cancer combined.

Facts:

  • Colorectal cancer is the most common form of cancer afftectting both NZ women and men.
  • NZ has one of the highest incidences of Colorectal cancer in the world
  • 1 in 8 New Zealanders are likely to develop Colorectal cancer in their lifetime
  • More than 2,800 New Zealanders are diagnosed every year with Colorectal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer kills around 24 New Zealanders each week
  • Detected early enough, 75% of colorectal cancer cases can be treated successfully. 
  • Men and Women over the age of 50 should be talking with their doctor regularly about their bowel and colon health.
  • Biomerica Colon Disease screening test is an ideal kit to start and its clinically proven so that you can take the result to your doctor.