With the help of an expert team from University of Auckland, we’ve analysed data in Te Rēhita Mate Ūtaetae - Breast Cancer Foundation National Register to produce the first and biggest study of its kind.
In our new report, 30,000 voices: Informing a better future for breast cancer in Aotearoa New Zealand, we look at how New Zealand is doing when it comes to breast cancer diagnoses and treatment.
It reveals our five-year survival rates are comparable to other countries. We’ve made significant gains across all ethnicities, ages and regions. But when you look at the 10-year statistics, it becomes obvious that not everyone has benefited to the same extent.
Auckland Breast Cancer Register released their 12-year data statistics posters in May 2015.
Between 1st June 2000 and 31st May 2012, a total of 10,399 eligible patients were diagnosed with breast cancer within the Auckland region. Some highlights from the 2015 main poster include:
- There were 10,656 incidents of breast cancer (i.e. first and second primaries);
- Of these cancers, 85% were invasive and 15% were in situ (non-invasive duct);
- The number of cancers detected through screening methods has increased over the past four years compared with other detection methods;
- Breast cancer-specific five-year survival rate is 87% and 10-year survival rate is 80%; breast cancer statistics have indicated differences within ethnic groups
Links to the reports:
- Main poster
- Minor poster: Presentation/detection method data (updated September 2015)
- Minor poster: Age data
- Minor poster: Ethnicity data (updated August 2015)
- Minor poster: In situ disease data
- Minor poster: Survival data (breast cancer-specific)
- Treatment and disease outcomes characteristics in targeted vs post-targeted screen-detected breast cancer
- Differences in intrinsic breast cancer attributes between targeted and post-targeted screening age groups
- Ethnicity and screening-detected breast cancer in a New Zealand population
- Differences in breast cancer staging between targeted and post-targeted screening age groups
The 2005 – 2008 data statistics posters for the Waikato region were released in 2008.
Between 2005 and 2008, a total of 1,072 patients were diagnosed with new breast cancers within this region. Of these patients 1,008 were eligible for the register and 998 were entered into the register, with a 95% consent rate.
Links to the reports:
- Breast cancer features of Waikato women poster 2005-2008 data
- Breast cancer treatments for Waikato women poster 2005-2008 data
- Waikato breast cancer register presentation 2005-2008 data
The Wellington region register was created in 2010, covering Wairarapa, Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley DHBs.