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News & updates

Our latest news, press releases, blog posts, Pink Ribbon Bulletins & Pink Ribbon Press.

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Your body clock and breast cancer risk
24 March 2021

Your body clock and breast cancer risk

Our body clocks underpin our daily routines, from when we wake to when we sleep. And new research is exploring whether these circadian rhythms could protect us against breast cancer...
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Finding your ‘new normal’
18 March 2021

Finding your ‘new normal’

You've finished breast cancer treatment, so what now? Our blog has tips for how to ease the transition from cancer patient to survivorship in this blog.
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Your guide to ‘going flat’ after breast cancer
03 March 2021

Your guide to ‘going flat’ after breast cancer

A new survey found that many women who choose to go flat after breast cancer surgery after satisfied with their choice. We take a look at what going flat means and why many women prefer it.
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Pharmac review doesn’t go far enough
02 March 2021

Pharmac review doesn’t go far enough

The Government has announced it will conduct an independent review into Pharmac. We're disappointed that it doesn't go far enough - without increased funding, NZ will continue to lag behind when it comes to accessing new drugs.
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New advice issued to women about Covid-19 vaccinations and mammograms
18 February 2021

New advice issued to women about Covid-19 vaccinations and mammograms

Ahead of New Zealand’s roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is urging Kiwi women not to delay their mammograms, as reports suggest a possible side effect of the vaccine may mimic breast cancer symptoms.
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Record $1 million investment from BCFNZ for new diagnostic breast service
12 February 2021

Record $1 million investment from BCFNZ for new diagnostic breast service

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has partnered with Waitematā District Health Board to build a new diagnostic breast service which will radically improve the way patients are assessed and treated.
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Don’t delay cancer checks this World Cancer Day
04 February 2021

Don’t delay cancer checks this World Cancer Day

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is teaming up with health organisations around New Zealand to spread the message: ‘Don’t wait. Contact your doctor. Get checked.’
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NZ’s five-year survival goal not good enough, says Breast Cancer Foundation NZ
03 February 2021

NZ’s five-year survival goal not good enough, says Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Today’s World Health Organisation announcement that breast cancer is now the most common cancer worldwide is a timely reminder that cancer should be top of the Ministry of Health’s investment priorities.
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Auckland woman to run 12 half marathons in 2021 for breast cancer
27 January 2021

Auckland woman to run 12 half marathons in 2021 for breast cancer

Nadine is planning to run a half marathon every month in 2021 to raise funds for breast cancer and celebrate the resilience and strength of women who have been through breast cancer, like her mum Laural.
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“It’s an honour to be able to do something to give back”
25 January 2021

“It’s an honour to be able to do something to give back”

A woman living with incurable breast cancer is volunteering at the NZ House & Garden Tours as a way to give back for the support she's received.
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Gut feeling: Could the gut microbiome be causing breast cancer?
18 January 2021

Gut feeling: Could the gut microbiome be causing breast cancer?

The gut microbiome has been a hot topic in recent years and research has now begun to delve into whether it could play a role in the development of cancer.
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$700,000 boost for NZ scientists at the forefront of tackling breast cancer
13 January 2021

$700,000 boost for NZ scientists at the forefront of tackling breast cancer

Breast Cancer Foundation is helping to fund more than $728,000 for three ground-breaking projects which hope to improve the lives of Kiwis affected by breast cancer and prevent further deaths.
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Dealing with decisions in ABC
16 December 2020

Dealing with decisions in ABC

We share a guide to navigating decision pathways during advanced breast cancer treatment.
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Brain gain: How to manage ‘chemo brain’
16 December 2020

Brain gain: How to manage ‘chemo brain’

‘Chemo brain’ is a common side effect of breast cancer treatment. We've rounded up some tips to help you manage brain fog.
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Four-year study seeks to improve breast cancer survival for younger Kiwi women
06 December 2020

Four-year study seeks to improve breast cancer survival for younger Kiwi women

A new research partnership between BCFNZ and the Universities of Auckland and Otago has begun investigating the unique characteristics of breast cancer in younger Kiwi women.
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Julie's Story
02 November 2020

Julie's Story

Julie Reynolds, from Estee Lauder and a mother of two daughters in their 20s, writes about the importance of early detection and why she’s taking part in the Pink Ribbon Walk.
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Kristelle's story
02 November 2020

Kristelle's story

Kristelle Thomsen, from Clinique NZ, writes about the impact of breast cancer on her family and why she’s calling on people to sign up for a Pink Ribbon Walk.
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Parekura's story
16 October 2020

Parekura's story

Parekura Tutua-Nathan, a Clinique consultant in Wellington, shares why she's walking for her māmā in the Pink Ribbon Walk.
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Debbie's story
16 October 2020

Debbie's story

Kim Tuliau from Bobbi Brown, Farmers, has always admired the strength and courage of client Debbie Hill, a breast cancer survivor. She invited her in for a complimentary makeover so she could find out more about her story.
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“Get your mammogram so other mokopuna can have more time with their kuia”
15 October 2020

“Get your mammogram so other mokopuna can have more time with their kuia”

​Stacey Morrison’s 7-year-old daughter Maiana is urging Kiwi women to go for regular mammograms, as part of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s annual awareness-raising campaign.
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Pharmac review a chance to end agonisingly slow drug approval process
13 October 2020

Pharmac review a chance to end agonisingly slow drug approval process

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is calling on the next government to end the unfair and outdated evaluation process that means Kiwis with terminal breast cancer wait years longer for the latest drugs,.
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New Zealand lights up in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
01 October 2020

New Zealand lights up in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

New Zealand will light up in pink this month for the Global Illumination campaign, in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s annual Pink Ribbon Street Appeal.
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10 ways to make the most of October
01 October 2020

10 ways to make the most of October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here's how you can get involved this month...
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Sarah Gandy launches Change & Check campaign, as new survey reveals “worrying” breast cancer findings
01 October 2020

Sarah Gandy launches Change & Check campaign, as new survey reveals “worrying” breast cancer findings

Broadcaster Sarah Gandy has joined forces with Breast Cancer Foundation NZ to launch the Change & Check campaign.