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

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5 simple New Year’s resolutions to keep you healthy in 2017
13 January 2017

5 simple New Year’s resolutions to keep you healthy in 2017

Why not make 2017 about looking after your health? And we’re not talking about strict diets or monumental exercise challenges – just simple, easy steps you can take to reduce your risk of breast cancer, improve your health, and help you feel good.
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Tips for your first Christmas after diagnosis, from women who’ve been there
09 December 2016

Tips for your first Christmas after diagnosis, from women who’ve been there

Whether you’re newly diagnosed, having treatment, or getting used to life with or after breast cancer, your first Christmas after diagnosis can be rough.
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Join our new online community for New Zealanders affected by breast cancer
16 November 2016

Join our new online community for New Zealanders affected by breast cancer

During October we celebrated the launch of mybc, an online community for New Zealanders affected by breast cancer.
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We’re launching NZ’s first ever webinar for advanced breast cancer patients
23 August 2016

We’re launching NZ’s first ever webinar for advanced breast cancer patients

We're pleased to announce the first in series of webinars for breast cancer patients. On Tuesday October 18th, the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation is hosting three experts to talk about:
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Six new machines for early detection of lymphoedema
04 August 2016

Six new machines for early detection of lymphoedema

The NZBCF is pleased to announce that, during August, we are donating 6 L-Dex bio-impedance machines to hospitals all over New Zealand.
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Memory and Concentration Problems on Tamoxifen - Sound Familiar?
20 July 2016

Memory and Concentration Problems on Tamoxifen - Sound Familiar?

When Pamela Munster, an American oncologist, talked to a room of breast cancer survivors about taking tamoxifen for ten years instead of five, questions about side effects came in like rockets. It was clear that very few women cruise through hormone therapy without issues.
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NZBCF hosts special event for patients at visiting breast cancer medical conference
20 July 2016

NZBCF hosts special event for patients at visiting breast cancer medical conference

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation hosted a special information day, designed for breast cancer patients, as part of the 2nd Australasian Congress - Advances and Controversies in Breast Cancer (ABC2) on Sunday 10 July 2016 at the Langham Hotel Auckland.
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International breast cancer experts in Auckland at special event for patients
08 July 2016

International breast cancer experts in Auckland at special event for patients

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) is hosting 200 New Zealanders who are affected by breast cancer at a special information day titled ‘Advances & Controversies in Breast Cancer: Consumer/Patient Day’ on Sunday 10th July at the Langham Hotel, Auckland.
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New database and funding improve access to breast cancer clinical trials
20 May 2016

New database and funding improve access to breast cancer clinical trials

Around the world, the 20th May is regarded as the anniversary of the first ever clinical trial1 and is recognised as International Clinical Trials Day.
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Forum to share latest treatments and supportive care with advanced breast cancer patients from around NZ
28 October 2015

Forum to share latest treatments and supportive care with advanced breast cancer patients from around NZ

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation and Sweet Louise have teamed up to host New Zealand’s first Advanced Breast Cancer Forum, to be held in Auckland on Saturday November 14.
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Total cost of private access to Perjeta cheaper for Auckland women
26 May 2015

Total cost of private access to Perjeta cheaper for Auckland women

Access to Perjeta, a drug for advanced HER2+ breast cancer not yet funded in the NZ public health system, just got a little easier for Auckland women.
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Free Counselling Service Launched
20 April 2015

Free Counselling Service Launched

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has launched a free counselling programme available to women anywhere in New Zealand. BCFNZ Counselling offers three free one-on-one professional counselling sessions to women at whatever stage of their breast cancer treatment they most need it.