Breast can­cer in NZ

Weekend Herald - - Review -

It’s the most com­mon form of can­cer to af­fect women.

The cause of the dis­ease is not yet known.

There’s no way to pre­vent breast can­cer.

More than 2600 women and 20 men will be di­ag­nosed each year.

More than 650 women die from the dis­ease each year.

Kiwi women have a one in nine chance of de­vel­op­ing breast can­cer.

90-95 per cent of women di­ag­nosed have no fam­ily his­tory of the dis­ease.

Máori women have a 42.8 per cent higher in­ci­dence of breast can­cer.

Pa­cific women are 54 per cent more likely to die of breast can­cer than other women.

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