Recognising breast cancer First steps – diagnosis to treatment

Canopy Cancer Care is a leading private clinic for adult cancer patients. Our team specialises in the care of patients requiring cancer treatment. The Canopy vision is to offer New Zealanders the option of world-class cancer care, delivered locally, right here in New Zealand. Every day and with every patient we work towards this goal. The Canopy team has been providing an international standard of care since 2010. During this time we have built a strong team who are all passionate about our patients and the outcomes that matter to them most.

We have world-class facilities located in

What is Breast Cancer?


Breast cancer

Luminal A: The most common subtype and represents 50% – 60% of all breast cancers.

Luminal B: Hormone-receptor positive (estrogen-receptor and/or progesterone-receptor positive Luminal B), and either HER2 positive or HER2 negative.

Triple-Negative: Cancer that tests negative for

  • estrogen receptors
  • progesterone receptors
  • and HER2 protein

About 10 – 20% of breast cancers are triple-negative breast cancers.


Breast cancer is the third most common cancer in NZ and accounts for more than 600 deaths each year (MoH). In 2016 there were 3323 cases registered. 96.8 cases per 100,000.

Survival rates


of people with breast cancer survive 80% 10 years or more.

Signs and Symptoms

Potential Risk Factors




Prolonged HRT


Contraceptive pill


Family history – BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 carrier

Why choose Canopy?

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Quick appointment times

-our target is to have our patients seen by a Specialist within 7 days.

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The highest professional standards

-comes from selecting only highly experienced and dedicated Specialists, nurses and support staff.

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Personalised treatment plans

by professionals committed to delivering quality care, patient experience and outcomes.

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Global sourcing of therapies

– we will reach across the globe to ensure patients have access to the most effective drug therapies

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Individualised patient care program

– with a focus on outcomes that matter to patients, the Under the Canopy program has been specifically designed to support patients navigate their personal cancer journey as comfortably as possible.

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Purpose designed treatment clinics

– ensuring a calm and relaxed healing environment.

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Canopy TV

– an online news channel for the cancer community

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Specialist on call 24/7

– for complete peace of mind.

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Evidence based care and external accreditation

– to ensure we are delivering world class care and treatment options

 For more information on breast cancer click here

Information for referrers 

If you have a patient experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned, they may need to see a

Followed by

  •  Radiation Oncologist and/or a Medical Oncologist

Making a referral is easy


Or contact:

Auckland and Northland


Hawke's Bay


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