These factsheets have been developed by the Foundation’s medical education team.
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 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.
An easy to read fact sheet that outlines the priorities in breast health. First being mammograms, second is knowing your breasts and the third is about your family doctor.
More than 2600 New Zealand women will be diagnosed each year breast cancer - so will 20 men. Find out more about male breast cancer in New Zealand.
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.
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.
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.
This fact sheet covers the main risk factors for breast cancer including gender and age. It also looks at risk reduction factors like increasing physical activity, eating healthy food and reducing your alcohol intake.