The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation's Pink Caravan is set to visit Tauranga, with specialist breast-care nurses on board.

It would be helping women to recognise the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and to understand risk factors.

Women and men are invited to the Pink Caravan with any questions.

Nurse Trish Sole said more than 150 women in the Bay region would be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.


"The earlier they're diagnosed, the better the outcome, so we'll be advising on screening and how to look out for the full range of breast cancer symptoms."

Volunteers from the NZ Motor Caravan Association would be towing the caravan around the country.

The Pink Caravan will be located at:

Wednesday, October 19: Papamoa Plaza
Thursday, October 20: Bethlehem Town Centre
Friday, October 21: Te Puke New World

From 9.30 a.m to 3.30 p.m.