This information has been adapted for New Zealand from the Cancer Council of Victoria’s publication Breast Cancer. The Cancer Society of New Zealand gratefully acknowledges the Council’s assistance.
The Cancer Society would like to thank for their reviews, advice, and contributions:
Dr Birgit Dijkstra
Breast Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Christchurch Hospital
Dr Carol Johnson
Radiation Oncologist, Blood and Cancer Centre, Wellington Hospital
Professor Bridget Robinson
Medical Oncology Service, Christchurch Hospital and School of Medicine in Christchurch
Dr David Porter
Medical Oncologist, Lead Clinician, Medical Oncology Breast Team, Auckland Regional Cancer and Blood Services
Breast Nurse Specialist, Waitemata DHB Breast Service, Auckland
Associate Professor Chris Atkinson
Oncologist, St George’s Hospital, Christchurch and the Cancer Society of New Zealand’s Medical Director
Meg Biggs, Julie Holt, and Michelle Gundersen-Reid
Cancer Society Information Nurses
We also thank the women who have experienced cancer, reviewed editions, and offered many valuable suggestions.
We also thank the Cancer Society volunteers who agreed to be photographed for our booklet.
Cancer affects New Zealanders from all walks of life, and all regions of our beautiful country. This cover photo of New Zealand Bush Clematis flowers (Clematis Paniculata); Puawananga was taken by Rob Suisted.
Cancer Society of New Zealand Inc. (2011)
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