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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.
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A clinical trial that could significantly improve quality of life for women with moderate arm lymphoedema is underway in Hamilton.
For patients with low-risk early breast cancer, research presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in December 2019 showed that treating only part of the affected breast with accelerated irradiation compares favourably with whole breast irradiation after breast conservation surgery (lumpectomy).
“That was one of my best birthdays ever,” Libby says after her friends, family and supporters gifted more than $2400 to BCAC in honour of her birthday.
BCAC’s Chair Libby Burgess is celebrating her birthday in her ‘lockdown bubble’ on 6 April. By teaming up with The Good Registry, she has turned this event into a fundraiser for BCAC. Libby has asked all her friends and supporters to give to BCAC through her gift registry instead of buying her presents.