Position statements outline the Cancer Society's views on specific health issues.
Vitamin D and Sun Exposure in Pregnancy and Infancy
Infants should not be exposed to direct sunlight. For pregnant women and infants who are mobile, the same SunSmart messages apply as for the general public: sun protection is recommended between September and April, especially between 10am and 4pm.
The National Screening Unit (NSU), the Cancer Society of New Zealand and The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation recommend all women to be ‘breast aware’. This joint consensus statement provides guidance for women on what breast changes to look for as part of general body awareness.
Thermography and Breast Cancer
The National Screening Unit (NSU), the Cancer Society of New Zealand, The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation and The New Zealand Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) do not support the use of thermography for breast cancer screening or a diagnostic tool.