Pink Caravan returns to Tok
After the success of last year’s Pink Caravan Tour, the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation is going on the road again.
The caravan will travel to 32 towns, including Tokoroa on Thursday, October 27, with a specialist breastcare nurse on board.
The aim is to make women aware of all the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, to understand their family and lifestyle risk factors, and to know what to do if they have any worries.
Women and men are being invited to pop into the Pink Caravan when it is at New World Tokoroa with their questions. The caravan will have hands-on displays of breast cancer symptoms that most women won’t have seen before, and prosthetic breasts will be used to show what a lump feels like.
Nurse Deb Swann said she was looking forward to meeting locals and answering questions.
‘‘More than 220 women in the Waikato District Health Board region will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. The earlier they’re diagnosed, the better the outcome,’’ she said.
Swann said they will be advising on screening and how to look out for the full range of breast cancer symptoms.