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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.
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Why is New Zealand so far behind the rest of the world when it comes to publicly funded access to medicine?
22 July 2019

Why is New Zealand so far behind the rest of the world when it comes to publicly funded access to medicine?

We spend 55% less than the OECD average on medicine and rank last of 20 OECD countries for market access to modern medicines. Pharmac prides itself on its negotiation skills and cost-effectiveness - but where is this leaving Kiwi cancer patients?
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What about breast density?
04 July 2019

What about breast density?

Breast density is a bit of hot topic in breast cancer conversation. You may have recently heard that in the USA it’s now mandatory to notify women about their breast density when they receive their mammogram result. But, what does density have to do with your risk of breast cancer and how do you know if you have dense breasts in the first place?
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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.
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A meeting with BCFNZ Clinical Research Coordinator Eibhlin Corrigan
20 May 2019

A meeting with BCFNZ Clinical Research Coordinator Eibhlin Corrigan

BCFNZ funds Eibhlin's role of Clinical Research Coordinator, she will be working to increase the number of breast cancer patients on clinical trials.
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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.
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Breast Cancer and the Immune System
29 April 2019

Breast Cancer and the Immune System

Our immune system is pretty good at protecting us from harm. So why does it struggle to recognise and tackle breast cancer?
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What should I know about Inflammatory Breast Cancer?
17 April 2019

What should I know about Inflammatory Breast Cancer?

Find out more about inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) and hear from Lucie Kodouskova, diagnosed with IBC at 33.