COALI­TION OF­FERS A HELP­ING HAND

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

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.

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