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.
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 cancer rehab.
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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