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Help us find the missing 133 women

Oct. 15, 2021


Help us find the Missing Women

Covid-19 lockdowns have had a devastating impact on breast cancer diagnoses.

When the country went into Alert Level 4 on August 18 2021, women couldn't go for their regular mammograms. And from Level 3 onwards, it's been harder to get a mammogram. This means breast cancer cases are going undetected in our communities.

At least 133 women across Aotearoa New Zealand have no idea they have breast cancer right now because they missed the mammogram that would have diagnosed them. These women are missing from treatment in our health system. This number will grow, as we deal with the fallout of extended lockdowns.

Mammograms are one of the most effective ways to reduce deaths from breast cancer. We have one of the best breast screening programmes in the world, but data shows this is being undermined.

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This can't go on. Help us to find these missing women and ensure more New Zealanders can access regular mammograms.

We're petitioning the Government to:

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Breast Cancer Foundation NZ's Petition Request: That the House of Representatives urge the Government to restore and extend the screening programme for breast cancer, the leading cause of death for women under 65.