✦ Each year in New Zealand, 1200 lives are lost to bowel cancer and 600 to breast cancer.
✦ Kiwi women have the highest rate of bowel cancer in OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries.
✦ Breast cancer affects one in nine NZ women over the course of their lifetime.
✦ Although it’s uncommon, men also get breast cancer. On average, 20 men are diagnosed in Aotearoa every year.