Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women affecting one in nine New Zealand women over their lifetime. While uncommon, men can get breast cancer too.
These days breast cancer's much more treatable if its found early. but tragically, around 650 women die of the disease every year. Every woman needs to be breast aware from the age of 20 and consider starting mammograms in their 40's to help reduce the risk of advanced breast cancer.
You can download or order free educational resources or book a breast health educator to talk to your group. Here you'll also find links to some of the best breast cancer websites worldwide for the latest updates on clinical research and trials.
Breast cancer is not common in women under 40 but around 400 younger women will be diagnosed with the disease in NZ this year. Issues like fertility preservation, body self-image and dealing with anxiety are covered here.
SAVE LIVES through breast health education. Promote early detection through mammograms.
SUPPORT women with breast cancer through our 0800BCNURSE advice line, free counselling service and Sweet Louise.
RESEARCH for better treatment, greater survival.
TODAY 8 WOMEN will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
THIS YEAR 600+ will most likely die.
YET 30% of eligible women aren't enrolled in free screening.
AND 60% of young women don't know the signs beyond a lump.
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