This page gives brief information on some health issues and conditions that you may be interested in, and includes some links to articles and websites which we believe provide reliable information.
In New Zealand each year over 2,600 women and 20 men are diagnosed with breast cancer. For every person who is diagnosed, other people are affected including husbands, wives, partners, children, family and friends. This means that in one year, thousands of New Zealanders are affected by breast cancer.
The website of the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation is helpful:
Details of the New Zealand Government-funded breast screening programme and other related information can be found here:
Normal menopause can start in women aged 40 years and over. It can be the cause of some distressing symptoms. For information on menopause including associated symptoms and treatment options see the website of the Australasian Menopause Society: