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Reaching wahine where they are: The push to improve Māori breast cancer care – The Spinoff

Emma Espiner talks to Dr Maxine Ronald, the only wahine Māori consultant breast cancer surgeon in the world, about inequities in breast cancer outcomes for Māori.

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Emma Espiner talks to Dr Maxine Ronald, the only wahine Māori consultant breast cancer surgeon in the world, about inequities in breast cancer outcomes for Māori.
We were sitting in the clinic room, waiting for the last patient of the day. When she came in I recognised the Māori woman who had received a double mastectomy two weeks earlier. She had come a long way to see us. Women who live in rural areas can travel for hours to make doctors’ appointments. In my experience, they rarely complain after…

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