Blog • Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

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15 Mar 2019

Trial & Error

What is it like to be on a breast cancer clinical trial? Michelle shares her story!
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06 Mar 2019

Why is lymphoedema therapy so important?

We chat to Claire Boyce, lymphoedema therapist, about why lymphoedema treatment is so vital to people's well-being.
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27 Feb 2019

10 top breast cancer research projects!

Find out about the research we are currently funding here at BCF!
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19 Feb 2019

What is a biosimilar and how does it affect you?

We all know that cancer drugs cost a fortune, but did you know there could be cheaper alternatives?
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16 Jan 2019

Liquid biopsies – the future of breast cancer detection and treatment?

Researchers are constantly trying to find quicker, more accurate and easier ways to detect breast cancer at its earliest stage. The liquid biopsy could have the potential to improve breast cancer detection as well as making sure patients are given the right treatments.
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15 Dec 2018

How to spend your Kiwi New Year

If you’ve been through breast cancer, planning how you’re going to spend New Year might be at the bottom of your priority list. We’ve put together a list of ideas to minimise stress this year!
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06 Dec 2018

How to do YOU this festive season!

With the festive season fast approaching things can seem daunting – especially if you are living with breast cancer, have recently been diagnosed, or are on the road to recovery. So, this year it’s time to sit back, relax, and do YOU.
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19 Nov 2018

Updates in treatments for TNBC

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive form of cancer. It’s harder to treat than other subtypes and often affects younger women. In this blog post, we take a look at the latest research.
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10 Nov 2018

Words of wisdom from lead radiologist Dr Monica Saini

We talk to Dr Monica Saini - lead radiologist at Hutt Valley DHB.
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17 Oct 2018

October is...

October is international breast cancer awareness month.
A stark reminder that breast cancer is still the most common cancer in women worldwide...
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24 Sep 2018

What do I need to know about the genetic risk of breast cancer?

Inherited risk accounts for around 10% of all diagnosed breast cancers. If you do find that you’re at a higher risk of breast cancer you can take precautionary actions which are likely to prevent breast cancer from developing.
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10 Sep 2018

Why dragon boating should be your next sport

We chat to Bette Cosgrove about the sport that’s given her a team of feisty, determined women to stay fit and have fun with.
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