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Here you’ll find factual information on breast health and breast cancer to download or share.

These factsheets have been developed by the Foundation’s medical education team.

  • Supporting an employee with breast cancer

    Nine women every day are diagnosed with breast cancer, so it’s likely that someone in your workplace will be diagnosed, has had breast cancer in the past or is supporting someone with breast cancer. The right support can make a difference. In this factsheet you will find guidance on how to support an employee.

  • Supporting a colleague with breast cancer

    Nine women every day are diagnosed with breast cancer, so it’s likely that someone in your workplace will be diagnosed, has had breast cancer in the past or is supporting someone with breast cancer. The right support can make a difference. In this factsheet you will find guidance on how to support a colleague.

  • Aromatase Inhibitors

    Aromatase inhibitors are a class of drugs that block this process and reduce the amount of oestrogen in the body. Find out more about how it works and side effects.

  • Tamoxifen Fact Sheet

    Tamoxifen blocks oestrogen by attaching to the oestrogen receptors much like a key in a lock. Find out more about how to take tamoxifen and possible side effects.

  • Mammograms - The Facts Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet includes information on how a mammogram is taken, the benefits of having a regular mammogram and has details on how you can get a free mammogram.

  • Risk Reduction and Healthy Lifestyle Choices Fact Sheet

    This handy fact sheet details the importance of maintaining a healthy weight, the benefits of physical activity and the role alcohol plays in the risk of developing breast cancer.

  • Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet covers the risk factors for breast cancer including gender and age.

  • Male Breast Cancer in New Zealand Fact Sheet

    More than 3300 New Zealand women will be diagnosed each year breast cancer - so will 25 men. Find out more about male breast cancer in New Zealand.

  • Breast Cancer In New Zealand Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet contains a myriad of facts about breast cancer in New Zealand. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among New Zealand women, one in nine women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and also includes details about breast awareness.