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News & updates

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

Press release
Northlanders benefit from new breast diagnostic ultrasound machine
24 August 2020

Northlanders benefit from new breast diagnostic ultrasound machine

Northland women who have been waiting to find out if they have a breast cancer diagnosis have benefited from a new ultrasound machine, thanks to a $52,000 donation from Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
August 2020

August 2020

- BCFNZ advocates for free GP visits - Reporting on the National Register begins - Building resilience with breast cancer
Blog
Is it okay to fast during chemotherapy?
14 July 2020

Is it okay to fast during chemotherapy?

A new study sheds light on the benefits of fasting before and during chemotherapy treatment.
Blog
Building resilience with breast cancer
30 June 2020

Building resilience with breast cancer

Those who have been through breast cancer, or who have been through it, know how hard the journey can be. But building resilience can be a way to help you thrive when times are tough. We share tips to get started.
Press release
Finding the key to treating triple-negative breast cancer
18 June 2020

Finding the key to treating triple-negative breast cancer

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has awarded Dr Pilkington an $80,000 fellowship for her research into finding a treatment for triple-negative breast cancer
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
June 2020

June 2020

- BCFNZ calls for early access programme for cancer drugs - Pink Caravan goes back on the road - Pink Ribbon Breakfast is back!
Blog
Eating well after treatment
16 June 2020

Eating well after treatment

Finishing treatment is a great time to focus on your recovery - and it's a good opportunity to focus on your diet. Here are some ways you can eat healthily after breast cancer treatment.
News
COVID-19 must not be an excuse to scupper plans for early access to cancer drugs
10 June 2020

COVID-19 must not be an excuse to scupper plans for early access to cancer drugs

Breast Cancer Foundation says Government must not break its promise to develop an early access programme for new cancer medicines, following two promising trial results for advanced breast cancer.
Blog
A safe way to exercise with breast cancer
04 June 2020

A safe way to exercise with breast cancer

Exercising is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy during and after treatment for breast cancer, and we have tips for how you get work up a sweat safely.
Press release
Stacey Morrison calls on Kiwis to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast and help save lives
01 June 2020

Stacey Morrison calls on Kiwis to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast and help save lives

Broadcaster and Breast Cancer Foundation NZ Ambassador Stacey Morrison is encouraging New Zealanders to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this July, to help raise urgent funds needed to support patients and save lives.
Blog
Eating well during treatment
14 May 2020

Eating well during treatment

A healthy diet is important when you’re going through breast cancer treatment. We take a look at how to eat well while dealing with side effects.
News
“Don’t back away from cancer plan,” Breast Cancer Foundation begs
10 May 2020

“Don’t back away from cancer plan,” Breast Cancer Foundation begs

“Don’t use COVID-19 as an excuse to back away from your commitment to cancer patients,” Breast Cancer Foundation NZ begged the Government, in response to today’s announcement of an additional $160m over four years for Pharmac to secure the supply of approved medicines.
Pink Ribbon Press
Autumn 2020

Autumn 2020

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Press release
“I’d never heard of a mammogram”: Pink Caravan spreads the word 
06 May 2020

“I’d never heard of a mammogram”: Pink Caravan spreads the word 

The Pink Caravan's tour was shortened due to COVID-19. However, it had already made a huge impact. In Dunedin, one visitor told the caravan nurses, “Until now, I’d never heard of a mammogram.” She was 47 years old.
Press release
Webinars pull in the viewers
06 May 2020

Webinars pull in the viewers

​In the last six months, BCFNZ webinars have focused on topics such as breast reconstruction, managing the side effects of treatment, what to expect after a diagnosis and dealing with DCIS. In total, 1016 people have signed up to watch our webinars live over that time and 844 people have watched our webinar videos at a later date.
Press release
Investing in the future: Breast Cancer Foundation National Register
06 May 2020

Investing in the future: Breast Cancer Foundation National Register

All breast cancer patients, regardless of ethnicity or geographical location, should receive the same high standard of care. Sadly, at the moment, that isn’t always the case.
Press release
Nurses provide reassurance during uncertain times
06 May 2020

Nurses provide reassurance during uncertain times

People at various stages of breast cancer treatment have been receiving expert, targeted advice from our nurses via our free 0800 phone line and mybc, our online support community.
Press release
How you’re helping support Kiwis during COVID-19 crisis
06 May 2020

How you’re helping support Kiwis during COVID-19 crisis

With the whole country on lockdown due to COVID-19, all of us have been faced with restrictive challenges. Those battling breast cancer have been truly tested. Here's how you've helped them.
Blog
Staying healthy at home
20 April 2020

Staying healthy at home

There are a lot of things we control at the moment, but you can still look after your physical and mental health while you're at home.
Blog
Easing anxiety in uncertain times
09 April 2020

Easing anxiety in uncertain times

While we’re adjusting to a new way of living with COVID-19, here are some ways you and your loved ones can manage anxiety and fear during this time.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
April 2020

April 2020

- BCFNZ support continues - New nurse on staff - Summer Studentship results
Blog
What's the deal with DCIS?
11 March 2020

What's the deal with DCIS?

There can be some confusion surrounding DCIS. Here's what you should know...
News
“New Zealand is now on the right path”: World-leading oncologist lauds funding announcement
05 March 2020

“New Zealand is now on the right path”: World-leading oncologist lauds funding announcement

Pharmac’s confirmation that life-extending new drug Ibrance will be funded from April 1 for Kiwis with advanced breast cancer (ABC) has drawn praise from Dr Fatima Cardoso.
Press release
Free GP visits for terminally-ill patients: Breast Cancer Foundation NZ petition
24 February 2020

Free GP visits for terminally-ill patients: Breast Cancer Foundation NZ petition

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has handed a petition to MP Maggie Barry requesting free GP visits for Kiwis with advanced breast cancer.