Breast Screening

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Remember the number for BreastScreen Aotearoa is 0800 270 200

Full online version of the pamphlet is at:

BreastScreen Aotearoa - a free national breast screening programme for women aged 45 - 69

Latest news

  • Breast Screening: Harms and Benefits - WHU March 2013
  • The benefits and harms of breast cancer screening: an independent review - The Lancet¬†
  • Breast cancer mortality in Copenhagen after introduction of mammography screening: cohort study - BMJ Jan 2005
  • Training for MRTs now in Auckland - WHU October 2004
  • Breastscreen Aotearoa to screen more women - WHU June 2004
  • Breastscreen Aotearoa - WHW April 2004
  • Why the Rush- WHW April 2004
  • Silicone breast implants update - WHW April 2004
  • Breast screening website info - WHW April 2004
  • Breast cancer and smoking linked - WHU Vol6 no4 January 2003
  • New screening clinical appointments - WHU Vol 6 no 3 October 2002
  • Breast screening decreases mastectomy rates - WHW Sept 2002
  • Making screening work for Maori women - WHU Vol 5 no 4 Jan 2002
  • Health information at fingertips - WHU Vol 5 no 4 Jan 2002
  • Breast screening review - WHU Vol 5 no 4 Jan 2002
  • Light at night and graveyard shift work linked to risk of breast cancer - report on Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study
  • Consumer Reference Group for the National Cervical Screening Programme and BreastScreen Aotearoa. Recommendations of the Women's Health Action and Te Tapu o te Wahine Reports
  • Consumer reference group for breast & cervical screening programmes (report on the outcome of a WHA consultation regarding setting up the group), - WHW Sept 2001
  • Launch of the NationalScreening Unit
  • NSU Launch Speech Notes: Karen Mitchell
  • Minister welcomes new Maori Health Manager for National Screening Unit
  • Otago breast screening programme report - WHW March 2001

Resources

  • BreastScreen Aotearoa - a free national breast screening programme for women aged 45 - 69
  • WHIS pamphlet: Mammography booklet
  • see also Breast Cancer news

Breast cancer mortality in Copenhagen after introduction of mammography screening: cohort study

Anne Helene Olsen, Sisse H Njor, Ilse Vejborg, Walter Schwartz, Peter Dalgaard, Maj-Britt Jensen, Ulla Brix Tange, Mogens Blichert-Toft, Fritz Rank, Henning Mouridsen, Elsebeth Lynge
BMJ 2005;330:220, doi:10.1136/bmj.38313.639236.82 (published 13 January 2005)
download here: http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/330/7485/220

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Mammography training site for Auckland

BreastScreen Auckland and North in partnership with Unitec New Zealand will open the Auckland/Northland regions' first clinical training site in mammography.

Currently Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) from Auckland and Northland have to travel to Waikato to gain a post-registration Certificate of Proficiency in Mammography.

In announcing the new clinical training site, BreastScreen Auckland and North Programme Manager, Moira McLeod, said there was an urgent need for MRTs to be trained in mammography. 'There is already a shortage of technologists and now that the number of women eligible for the free national breast screening programme has been extended by the government, the demand for screening and competent technicians will grow dramatically.

'Basing the site at BreastScreen Auckland and North's centre in Newmarket will also allow students to share in the knowledge we have built up as screening providers over the last six years We see this partnership with Unitec's MRT programme as a positive contribution towards addressing workforce capacity issues and will be working together with the current Waikato centre to meet this demand'.

The clinical training site will take its first students in 2005
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