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BreastScreen Aotearoa

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BreastScreen Aotearoa is New Zealand’s free national breast screening programme for women aged between 45 and 69.

What is breast screening?

  • Breast screening is when a mammogram (breast x-ray) is performed on women with no obvious breast changes.
  • Breast screening can find cancer early and that means you have a better chance of beating it
  • It can pick up tiny cancers that can't be felt
  • You need to have breast screening every two years as breast cancers can grow in that time and you want to find them while they are still small
  • Screening mammograms cannot prevent development of breast cancer, but do reduce the chance of dying from breast cancer by approximately a third.

0800 270 200

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Jack's Story

"It's about the whole whanau"

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Maata's Story

"Early detection is your best protection, so come on Wahine ma - go to it"

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Jane's Story

"Go for your breast screening. That way you'll put your mind at peace"

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June's Story

"I survived breast cancer because I found it early"