News & press releases • Breast Cancer Foundation NZ


10 Jun 2019

Breast Cancer Foundation to fund scalp cooling for breast cancer patients

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ (BCFNZ) has announced funding for up to 10 scalp cooling systems worth $500,000 in public hospitals around New Zealand.
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06 Mar 2019

Breast Cancer Foundation steps in to support Kiwis living with lymphoedema

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has launched a new service focusing on early intervention for those at risk of lymphoedema following breast cancer surgery. The announcement marks World Lymphoedema Day, March 6th.
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01 Oct 2018

Stacey Morrison urges Māori women to sign up for breast screening

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ ambassador Stacey Morrison has just had her first free mammogram with BreastScreen Aotearoa. Now, she’s urging Kiwi women – especially Māori – to enrol for free breast screening this October.
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17 Aug 2018

​How does a clinical trial benefit me?

Every licensed drug in the world has been through a clinical trial - from ibuprofen to morphine. But why do drugs need to go through such a stringent testing process and what benefit does a clinical trial have for a breast cancer patient?
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09 Jun 2018

Here’s the evidence – time to play fair, Breast Cancer Foundation tells Pharmac

In light of new clinical trial results, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is urging Pharmac to consider giving life-extending drug Perjeta to patients who’ve been missing out due to an earlier decision that the Foundation labelled unfair.
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08 Feb 2018

Hypnotism a hit at Public Education Day

At the end of last year, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ hosted a free public education day themed ‘From Research to Reality’.
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09 Nov 2017

Sealed Section: sex after breast cancer

Sex therapist Edit Horvath, endocrinologist Dr Stella Milsom and breast cancer survivor Rose Wharepapa answered your most pressing questions about sex and intimacy after breast cancer in a recent webinar.
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31 Oct 2017

Breast cancer experts share knowledge at free public seminar

The effectiveness of vitamin C in cancer treatment, benefits of self-hypnosis and the prospect of personalised medicine will be among topics discussed at a free public seminar as part of the NZ Breast Cancer Symposium on Sunday November 12th.
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24 Oct 2017

LGBTIQ+ breast cancer info now available

The Breast Cancer Foundation NZ website now has a section dedicated to the LGBTIQ+ community.
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17 Oct 2017

Free seminar on breast reconstruction tomorrow, Auckland

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ will host a free seminar on reconstruction after breast cancer on Wednesday October 18, 6:30pm-8:30pm, at Auckland University’s Medical School.
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21 Sep 2017

Webinars hit all the right notes

​How do you ‘reignite the passion’ after diagnosis and treatment?
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21 Sep 2017

New nurse educator a wise addition

Vivienne Maidens has joined Breast Cancer Foundation NZ as a breast nurse educator, bringing with her a wealth of international experience. Patients who phone our hotline or have joined our on-line patient community “mybc” are already benefitting from Vivienne’s broad knowledge and deep compassion.
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