The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition provides a voice for New Zealand women who have experienced breast cancer. We strive to make world-class detection, treatment and care accessible to all those affected by breast cancer in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
We provide information, support and representation, empowering those with breast cancer to make informed choices about their treatment and care.
Our key aims are to:
- Inform: by providing evidence-based information for women and their families to help them make decisions about treatment and care
- Support: newly diagnosed women by giving them our Step by Step resource pack to help them through the early stages of diagnosis and beyond
- Represent: the views of women with breast cancer to decision-makers to ensure world-class treatment and care is available in New Zealand
- Promote: the practice of breast awareness and the free breast screening programme for 45 to 74-year-olds to ensure breast cancer is diagnosed and treated early
- Improve: breast cancer outcomes for Māori and Pasifika women
- Network: to ensure communication and sharing of resources and information among New Zealand’s breast cancer-related groups.
To read more about BCAC's work, go to:
Our reports - here you can read BCAC's Annual Reports, Performance Reports and see our latest AGM presentations.
Our submissions and applications - here you can read about BCAC's submissions and applications to Government, Te Whatu Ora, Pharmac and health organisations with the aim of improving access to, and the quality of, treatment available to New Zealanders with breast cancer.