Breast health

Date Published: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Dr Erica Whineray Kelly talks about breast health in New Zealand. Erica is an oncoplastic breast cancer surgeon and advocate based in Auckland, New Zealand.  Erica co-founded and is the Managing Director of both Auckland Breast Centre (ABC) and Focus Radiotherapy.



  • Decreasing risk of breast cancer across your lifespan.
  • How much exercise should teenage women be getting.
  • Screening: Māori females and pregnant women have a higher rate of breast cancer.
  • Screening and imaging and new technologies available.
  • Breast self-examination- how effective is it?
  • Changes in more preoperative neo-adjunctive chemotherapy.
  • Gene testing for breast cancer.
  • MHT post breast cancer.
  • Struggling with breast feeding.
  • What else is on the horizon for breast health?

Take home messages

  • Mammogram screening: the cost benefit is dramatic.
  • We all need to move more, keep our weight down, eat well and drink less.
  • We need to do more to educate teenagers about the risk of breast cancer.
  • Breast cancer patients in NZ do really well.




Dr Erica Whineray Kelly
Breast Cancer Surgeon
Auckland Breast Centre

To contact Erica Click here.



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