We thought 2020 was a year like no other, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused yet more disruption in 2021 so it was unsurprising that we held our BCAC AGM online again.
It’s hard enough dealing with the challenges of breast cancer, let alone trying to navigate a safe path through a pandemic. We’re aware that many women being treated for breast cancer have a lot of questions about Covid vaccination.
Wiki Mulholland should be anticipating her forty-fourth birthday tomorrow. A day that was always a family celebration with her treasured and tight knit whānau, she might have pulled her husband, Dr Malcolm Mulholland, away from his tireless work as Chair of Patient Voice Aotearoa to reflect on the year that was, have friends and whānau around as planned or...
The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) fully supports a petition launched recently by Breast Cancer Foundation NZ (BCFNZ) urging the Government to put resource into finding women who have missed their mammograms and restoring New Zealand’s breast screening programme.
Most people know October is recognised as Breast Cancer Awareness Month but today, 13th October, is also Metastatic Breast Cancer Day. This day is an opportunity to acknowledge and raise awareness about the hundreds of New Zealanders living with metastatic breast cancer.
COVID-19 has impacted life in so many ways: our family life, our social life, our work life. We’re all limiting our interactions with others to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading the virus.
Following the Government’s announcement in early March 2021 that it would conduct an independent review into PHARMAC, Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) has recently made a submission to the independent panel, chaired by consumer advocate Sue Chetwin.
A number of Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) committee members and supporters were among those who braved the wet weather this week to attend the “Lie Down for Life” event held in the Auckland Domain.
Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) representatives travelled to Wellington recently to meet with Minister of Health, Hon. Andrew Little and Prof. Diana Sarfati, CEO of Te Aho o Te Kahu (Cancer Control Agency) to discuss some of the key issues affecting those with breast cancer.