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 sun safety messages apply as for the general public: sun protection is recommended between September and April, especially between 10am and 4pm. Between May and August some sun exposure is vital
Folate and Reducing Cancer Risk
Based on current evidence, the benefits of folic acid fortification for reducing the incidence of neural tube defects outweigh any potential increased risk of cancer. Therefore the Cancer Society of New Zealand and Cancer Council Australia are not opposed to fortification of foods with folic acid.
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.