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News & updates

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

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A hot new way to help fight breast cancer
04 May 2021

A hot new way to help fight breast cancer

Now supporting BCFNZ has never been easier, with the launch of our very own SBS Pink Ribbon Visa.
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National Register reaches 100% coverage
04 May 2021

National Register reaches 100% coverage

In 2020 we began the expansion of the Breast Cancer Foundation National Register, after consolidating four regional registers (Auckland, Waikato, Wellington & Christchurch) which covered two-thirds of the country’s DHB regions. By the start of 2021 all DHBs had signed up.
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“Breast cancer touches so many Kiwi women, that’s why it’s such an important cause to support”
04 May 2021

“Breast cancer touches so many Kiwi women, that’s why it’s such an important cause to support”

Monika Naidu has watched two family members and a close friend go through breast cancer. Seeing the suffering caused by the disease is what prompted Monika to act. She and her husband Daven recently hosted a lunch at their restaurant – Auckland’s Chancery Bistro – which raised an incredible $11,255 for BCFNZ.
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Vital patient support provided when it was needed the most
04 May 2021

Vital patient support provided when it was needed the most

After launching our Christmas Appeal we received an overwhelming response – we’ve raised more than $115,000 to keep our support services running. These vital funds mean we can keep being there for breast cancer patients when they need us most.
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Jackie Klouwens’ lasting legacy – a bequest that means so much
04 May 2021

Jackie Klouwens’ lasting legacy – a bequest that means so much

Kim’s favourite memories of her mum Jackie centre around how compassionate and loving she was.
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Save your life in the time it takes to get changed
04 May 2021

Save your life in the time it takes to get changed

Radio personality and newest BCFNZ Ambassador, Sarah Gandy, has a simple message for Kiwi women: “Saving your life can be as easy as checking your breasts in the time it takes to get changed.”
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“I just want to make sure I’m here for my greatgrandchildren"
04 May 2021

“I just want to make sure I’m here for my greatgrandchildren"

Claudine Thompson had signed up for mammograms as soon as she qualified for them. They had always come back clear, until her last free mammogram in 2018 showed a tiny lump in her left breast.
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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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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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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Loving your body after breast cancer
14 February 2020

Loving your body after breast cancer

When you're finding a 'new normal' after treatment, learning to appreciate how your body now looks and feels is part of the process
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Coping with chemotherapy
22 January 2020

Coping with chemotherapy

Chemotherapy can bring a host of side effects. Here are some helpful tips to manage them.