Can­cer facts

The New Zealand Herald - - News - Ma¯ ori death rates from breast can­cer were on av­er­age 65 per cent higher than non-Maori.

● The num­ber of Ma¯ ori di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer each year was about 35 per cent higher than non-Maori. ● Maori five-year sur­vival af­ter di­ag­no­sis of ad­vanced breast can­cer was 5 per cent com­pared with 15 per cent for non-Maori. on top of all the other treat­ments they’ve had, then that’s a crit­i­cal is­sue our health sys­tem needs to ad­dress.”

Waitem­ata DHB CEO Dr Dale Bram­ley said pa­tients would have a strong voice through­out the re­search, en­sur­ing it un­earthed im­por­tant new in­sights and iden­ti­fied bar­ri­ers along the treat­ment path­way.

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