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

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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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Gut feeling: Could the gut microbiome be causing breast cancer?
18 January 2021

Gut feeling: Could the gut microbiome be causing breast cancer?

The gut microbiome has been a hot topic in recent years and research has now begun to delve into whether it could play a role in the development of cancer.
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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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Julie's Story
02 November 2020

Julie's Story

Julie Reynolds, from Estee Lauder and a mother of two daughters in their 20s, writes about the importance of early detection and why she’s taking part in the Pink Ribbon Walk.
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Kristelle's story
02 November 2020

Kristelle's story

Kristelle Thomsen, from Clinique NZ, writes about the impact of breast cancer on her family and why she’s calling on people to sign up for a Pink Ribbon Walk.
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Parekura's story
16 October 2020

Parekura's story

Parekura Tutua-Nathan, a Clinique consultant in Wellington, shares why she's walking for her māmā in the Pink Ribbon Walk.
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Debbie's story
16 October 2020

Debbie's story

Kim Tuliau from Bobbi Brown, Farmers, has always admired the strength and courage of client Debbie Hill, a breast cancer survivor. She invited her in for a complimentary makeover so she could find out more about her story.
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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.
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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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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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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Behind the scenes of clinical trials
18 October 2019

Behind the scenes of clinical trials

In a guest blog, Lou Clement from Cancer Trials New Zealand shares what it's like to work on a clinical trial.
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Everyone can be breast aware
07 October 2019

Everyone can be breast aware

With the news that Beyoncé’s father, Mathew Knowles, was treated for breast cancer earlier this year, it’s a timely reminder that men need to be breast aware too.
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Exercise – an important piece of the breast cancer puzzle
15 August 2019

Exercise – an important piece of the breast cancer puzzle

Exercise can often be the last thing on your mind when you’re going through breast cancer. But an increasing number of studies show that physical activity can help reduce breast cancer recurrence or death among survivors.
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Aarti’s story
07 August 2019

Aarti’s story

I don’t have any risk factors - there is no family history, I don’t smoke, I maintain a fairly healthy lifestyle and breastfed both my babies. I was quite complacent in my thinking that I could get other cancers but that I would never get breast cancer - I didn’t fit the criteria at all.