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Breast Cancer Month

October is Breast Cancer month in NZ so we have put together a few statistics around women's health.

Did you know?

Cancer:

Today, 7 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer  
This year, 650 will most likely die  
Yet 30% of eligible women don't have regular mammograms  
And 60% of young women don't know the signs beyond a lump (Source:  www.nzbcf.org.nz)  

Women's Heart Disease:

Worldwide, 3.4 million women die from heart disease each year, accounting for a third of all deaths in women  

The picture of women’s heart health in New Zealand:  

2514 women died of heart disease (Source:  2010 Ministry of Health Mortality Data)  
That’s about 7 a day – 48 a week  
Women who smoke risk having a heart attack 19 years earlier than non-smoking women   Nearly two-thirds of the deaths from heart attacks in women occur among those who have no history of chest pain  
42% of women who have heart attacks die within 1 year, compared to 24% of men  
Under age 50, women’s heart attacks are twice as likely as men’s to be fatal

Aside from keeping your health in check its also important to make sure your finances are in good shape if a health problem occurs. With the right insurance the financial worries that can come during a trauma would be taken care of so the full focus can go into improving your health.

Please call for a free review of your cover. 0800 230 235