Breast cancer in NZ
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.