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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blog
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
Blog
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.
Blog
Resolutions to lower your risk
14 January 2020

Resolutions to lower your risk

We’ve come up with a few resolutions that will keep you healthy in 2020 – and lower your risk of developing breast cancer to boot.
Blog
What you can do after a diagnosis
17 December 2019

What you can do after a diagnosis

A new cancer diagnosis can bring a rollercoaster of emotions. Here are a few pointers to help you navigate life after diagnosis.
Press release
Breast Cancer Foundation NZ launches virtual reality pilot trial
14 October 2019

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ launches virtual reality pilot trial

In a world first, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is testing the benefit of virtual reality for patients with advanced breast cancer.
Press release
World Metastatic Breast Cancer Day sees launch of new podcast series ‘Life with ABC’
14 October 2019

World Metastatic Breast Cancer Day sees launch of new podcast series ‘Life with ABC’

The first episode of a podcast series about advanced breast cancer has been released.
News
ABC problems “still here”, but there are signs of progress
13 October 2019

ABC problems “still here”, but there are signs of progress

One year after I’m Still Here – the investigation into advanced breast cancer care in New Zealand that shocked doctors and patients alike – there are signs of improvement.
Press release
New service to help early breast cancer patients thrive in MidCentral
03 October 2019

New service to help early breast cancer patients thrive in MidCentral

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ and MidCentral DHB are partnering to offer Thriving, a new support service.
News
Thumbs-Up for government's cancer announcements
01 September 2019

Thumbs-Up for government's cancer announcements

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has given an overall thumbs-up to today’s spate of cancer-related announcements from the Ministry of Health and PHARMAC
Press release
Breast Cancer Foundation to fund scalp cooling for breast cancer patients
10 June 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.
Blog
10 things I need to know about chemotherapy
05 June 2019

10 things I need to know about chemotherapy

What you need to know as you prepare for your chemotherapy.
Blog
The importance of ‘me-time’ after a breast cancer diagnosis
09 May 2019

The importance of ‘me-time’ after a breast cancer diagnosis

After a breast cancer diagnosis life can be a whirlwind of appointments, tests and treatments. During this time, it can be hard to find a moment to breathe and process, but, it's important that you do give yourself time to stop.
Press release
Breast Cancer Foundation steps in to support Kiwis living with lymphoedema
06 March 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.
Blog
Why is lymphoedema therapy so important?
06 March 2019

Why is lymphoedema therapy so important?

We chat to Claire Boyce, lymphoedema therapist, about why lymphoedema treatment is so vital to people's well-being.