Until breast cancer can be prevented and cured, all New Zealand women need to be proactive, and make breast awareness part of their life. The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) recommends all women follow three ‘Priorities in Breast Awareness’ to improve the chances of detecting breast cancer early:
1. Have a regular screening mammogram from 40
A screening mammogram is the best method for the early detection of unsuspected breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of breast cancer.
2. Know your breasts from 20
From the age of 20, the Foundation recommends women become aware of how their breasts look and feel.
3. Talk to your family doctor
The Foundation urges women - at any age - to consult their family doctor, without delay, if they have the slightest concern about their breasts. Read more>
For more information please read our 'Priorities in Breast Awareness' fact sheet.