BCAC met with the Ministry of Health’s Cancer Team earlier this month for an update on issues raised in our Ministerial Briefing in March. We were pleased to hear that good progress has been made in breast reconstruction and the provision of fertility services. However, we remain concerned about inadequate funding for new medicines and inconsistencies among DHBs in offering lymphoedema services.
Artist Penny Kember, who paints under the name Merthyr Ruxton, will open a new exhibition this week at the Railway St Studios in Newmarket, Auckland.
Following her own diagnosis and recovery from breast cancer some years ago Penny has generously agreed to donate a portion of the sales proceeds to the Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC).