October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is the most common female cancer with approximately 2,800 women being diagnosed with breast cancer each year. It will affect 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.
BreastScreen Aotearoa is New Zealand’s free national breast screening programme for women aged between 45 and 69.
If you have any questions about enrolling in the national screening programme, or anything else, please phone us on 8015228 to speak to one of our nurses.
For further information you can also contact us or go to www.nzbcf.org.nz