COALITION OFFERS A HELPING HAND
related organisations and aims to:
Support and empower those diagnosed with breast cancer and their family, whanau and friends, by providing information and resources to make choices about treatment
Provide a voice for women diagnosed with breast cancer
Inform and advocate for timely access to world-class breast cancer care, including treatments (surgery, radiotherapy, management of sideeffects and self-care) and psychosocial care
Consult and engage with Maori and Pasifika women to identify and promote breast cancer issues that could improve outcomes in these communities. Each year
About 2800 New Zealand women will be diagnosed with breast cancer
About 25 New Zealand men will be diagnosed with breast cancer
There are 650 women who will die from breast cancer in New Zealand, two every day
About 5 to 10 per cent of breast cancers are hereditary but most are in women with no family history.
Go to breast cancer.org.nz.