Breast cancer

Breast cancer is New Zealand’s third most common cancer and accounts for more than 600 deaths every year.

Accurate and up-to-date information on breast cancer including risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment can be found on the Te Aho o Te Kahu, Cancer Control Agency website.

Related websites

Time to Screen
The website of BreastScreen Aotearoa, New Zealand’s free national breast screening programme for women aged between 45 and 69. Find out about breast cancer, and how to sign up for a free mammogram.

Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition
A charity providing information, support and representation for those with breast cancer. This website covers breast cancer detection, treatment and care and includes links to others experiencing breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Foundation
The country’s leading breast cancer education and awareness organisation. Has information on screening and early detection, diagnosis, and treatment.

Cancer Society
The Cancer Society of New Zealand is the country’s largest source of information about cancer and its effects. This website provides information on types of cancer, diagnosis, methods of treatment and advice on living with cancer.

Health Navigator
The Health Navigator NZ website helps you find reliable and trustworthy health information and self-help resources on breast cancer.

Better Health Channel
The Better Health Channel is a Victorian (Australia) State Government website. It provides a wide range of health and medical information on conditions including cancer.

Information for health professionals

National Screening Unit
The National Screening Unit is responsible for the development, management and monitoring of nationally organised population-based screening in New Zealand.

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