Breast Cancer is survivable and treatable if it can be diagnosed and treated early.
Boob Checking Cards
These free downloadable cards can be printed off, cut up and shared. They show you the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and encourage you to know what is normal for your boobs, so that you can identify what isn't normal.
Boob Health Education PPT
This FREE downloadable PPT will enable you to have healthy conversations with your students around breast cancer, how to check, signs and symptoms and how to reduce risks.
Facts about Breast Cancer
It can affect anyone
95% of all breast cancers occur by chance with only 5 to 10% of diagnosis linked to genetics mutations.
New Zealand has a free screening programme for women 45 years and older. You can have a mammogram earlier but you will have to pay for it. Breast density is the reason why younger women are not included in screening programmes so regular self-checking and knowing your normal is essential.
Know your family history
If you have a family history of breast cancer, speak to your GP about how you can be more informed about possible early screening and surveillance.
Breast cancer affects men too
Each year around 30 men are diagnosed in New Zealand.
The sad statistics
Tragically, more than 600 women die of the disease every year in New Zealand.
Early detection is your best protection
80% of people with breast cancer survive 10 years or more (92% if detected on a screening mammogram). Self checking is recommended once a month around the same time every month in order to notice any changes. Know what is normal for you, so you can identify what isn't. If you notice any chances from your normal, see a medical professional immediately.