Pushing for mammograms for women aged 70-74
Free mammograms stop at age 69, but your risk of breast cancer is actually higher at 70 than it is at 50. We’ve been campaigning to raise the upper age limit for free mammograms from 69 to 74, to ensure that women in their early 70s are able to detect breast cancer as early as possible.
We’d like to say a big thank you to the 10,000 caring Kiwis who signed our petition.
We’ve presented it at Parliament, and submitted a wealth of evidence for raising the screening age to the Health Select Committee, and we’ll let you know once we’ve heard their decision.
Tony generously shared the story of his wife Pam’s battle with breast cancer, to show the committee just how important this issue is:
Here's Dr Ian Campbell, outlining the reasons why mammograms should be funded for women aged 70-74: