and Tim Short
Debbie and Tim
New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation is happy to support your submission to the
Health Select Committee at Parliament as we would also like to see breast
screening available to women in New Zealand between the ages of 40 and 70 years.
would also like to highlight some areas of concern we feel need to be addressed
at the same time.
need to be available to support the age extension in all areas of screening,
treatment and support.
needs to be an improvement in the recruitment of women aged 50 and over into the
current free screening programme - the electoral role needs to be available to help drive this
do consider it very important for younger women outside the free screening
programme to have access to mammograms if they feel it is in their best
breast cancers in younger women are more aggressive. They are therefore more
likely to die from the disease, we
feel strongly that they should have the opportunity of a free screening
Scott (Mrs) FRACS