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NZ Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Service (NZFGCS)

Public Service, Genetics, Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Liver), General Surgery, Oncology, Gastroenterology

Today

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

The NZ Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Service (NZFGCS)

  • offers assessment of bowel cancer risk for people with a family history of gastrointestinal cancer
  • facilitates the diagnosis of hereditary cancer by confirming the family history
  • offers surveillance recommendations
  • coordinates surveillance for high-risk families
  • offers specialist management advice
  • provides information for families on familial GI cancer.

The Service comprises a multidisciplinary team that specialises in the assessment and management of familial gastrointestinal cancer. The team consists of family history assessors, gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, oncologists and geneticists. We work closely with genetic services in New Zealand.

We are a national service funded by the Ministry of Health with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch

 

For more information about our service please click here.

Consultants

Referral Expectations

Individuals may be referred when:

  • They have had a history of a number of family members over two or three generations being affected with bowel or other gastrointestinal cancer e.g. stomach, pancreas. 
  • They, or a close family member, may have been diagnosed with bowel or other gastrointestinal cancer at a young age.
  • There is concern that they or their family may have a genetic bowel or gastrointestinal cancer syndrome.
  • There is a known genetic gastrointestinal cancer syndrome in the family.

Fees and Charges Description

NZFGCS is a national service and there is no charge for NZ residents.

Hours

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (28 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (2 Jun), Matariki (20 Jun).

Services

Assessment of the Family's Level of Risk for Developing Gastrointestinal Cancers
Co-ordination of Bowel Screening for High Risk Families
Facilitation of Genetic Testing where Appropriate
Specialist Management Advice to Assist in Patient Care
Lynch Syndrome

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Serrated Polyposis Syndrome (SPS)

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Contact Details

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Auckland Office (NATIONAL OFFICE)
NZ Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Service (NZFGCS)
Auckland City Hospital
Private Bag 92024
Auckland 1142

Freephone 0800 554 555
Email NZFGCS@adhb.govt.nz

Christchurch Office
NZ Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Service (NZFGCS)
Christchurch Public Hospital
Private Bag 4710
Christchurch 8140

Freephone 0800 023 445
Email NZFGCS@adhb.govt.nz

Wellington Office
NZ Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Service (NZFGCS)
Wellington Hospital
Private Bag 7902
Wellington South 6242

Freephone 0800 262 780
Email NZFGCS@ccdhb.org.nz

This page was last updated at 12:02PM on June 24, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by NZ Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Service (NZFGCS).