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DHBs struggle to give bowel cancer tests on time

16 April 2018 Morning Report - Radio New Zealand

Some district health boards are struggling to provide a key bowel cancer test on time. Colonoscopies are needed to diagnose bowel cancer, which kills more than 1200 people a year. DHBs are expected to provide timely colonoscopies as screening for the disease begins nationwide. But details released to RNZ under the Official Information Act show it’s proving far from easy. RNZ health correspondent Karen Brown talks to Susie Ferguson.

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