PROSTABLOG NZ: While the NZ prostate community is mounting its latest bid to have a publicly funded awareness campaign, the Ministry of Health has today published its latest guidelines on the treatment of breast cancer. READ MORE>
It includes this passage:
Between December 1998 and June 2004, the New Zealand breast cancer screening programme – BreastScreen Aotearoa – offered publicly funded mammography to all New Zealand women without symptoms of breast disease aged 50 to 64 years, with the aim of reducing mortality from breast cancer.
From 1 July 2004, women aged 45 to 49 years and 65 to 69 years also became eligible for publicly funded mammography.
One of the essential requirements of an effective screening programme is that women who have cancers
detected subsequently receive optimal treatment.
This guideline has been developed to help ensure practitioners are aware of and implement optimal evidence-based treatments.