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Most of us are familiar with Herceptin – the medicine that transformed the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer in the early 2000s. Herceptin is the brand name for this drug which is supplied by pharmaceutical company Roche. Trastuzumab is its generic name.
Due to the Government’s movement of COVID-19 alert levels, Look Good Feel Better has postponed in-person community classes. The safety of their participants, volunteers, facilitators, and venue staff is their top priority. For this reason, all community classes are postponed until the Government advises that we are back at Level 1.
Article supplied by PINC and STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation.
More than 3000 people receive a breast cancer diagnosis every year in NZ and too many know that successfully...
The Advanced Breast Cancer Global Alliance, of which BCAC is a member, has joined with other international cancer groups to call for a global plan of action for cancer to meet the challenges of COVID-19 and future pandemics or health crises...
Breast surgeon Dr Eva Juhasz has recently finished a study of the current treatment of elderly breast cancer patients in Waitematā DHB.
A new research project here in New Zealand aims to explore how women with mastectomies and breast reconstructive surgery experience their bodies, particularly focusing on the roles that bras, breasts and body image play in their lives after surgery.
Busting With Life dragon boat team had a very successful Regionals competition on the 14th March at Lake Pupuke Auckland, winning bronze in the 200 m and 500 m races and a gold in the 2 km.
BCAC has joined an international effort to improve and extend the lives of women and men living with advanced breast cancer (ABC). The ABC Global Alliance was formed in 2016 by the European School of Oncology and is a non-profit organisation based in Portugal.
Article supplied by Pinc and Steel Cancer Rehabilitation
"Whilst life as we know it has been put on hold, cancer rehab needs are not, and recovery can continue." Denise, Pinc&Steel Physiotherapist
Kenzie's Gift provides individual therapy packages for children and young adults experiencing grief and loss after a bereavement or diagnosis of serious illness within the family.