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The Health Quality & Safety Commission's Consumer Engagement Team is providing funding to help consumers attend and participate in the Second Australasian Long-Term Conditions Conference: Health - the art of the possible at Waipuna Lodge and Conference Centre, Mt Wellington, Auckland.
The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition’s (BCAC) Step by Step support pack for those newly diagnosed with breast cancer is bigger and better than ever following an extensive review to enhance the resource.
Better breast cancer treatment and care for all New Zealanders should be on the horizon thanks to the introduction of new national standards for breast cancer care.
An Auckland breast cancer survivor, who recently posted pictures of herself topless online in order to celebrate the gift of life that comes from the decision to have a mastectomy, was just one of the subjects in an exhibition by photographer Lara Boddington which took place in Devonport, Auckland last month.
Ally Armstrong was 47 when she was called up to have a routine mammogram as part of the BreastScreen Aotearoa free screening programme for women aged 45 to 69.
Ally duly went for her mammogram, but was asked to come back for a follow-up mammogram and a biopsy.
16 May 2014
The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) is delighted Budget 2014 outlines increased funding to further improve cancer services for New Zealanders.
Yesterday’s Budget announced an additional $32.7 million over the next four years for cancer services.
New Zealand artist, Penny Stotter, is ‘showing her heart’ for women with breast cancer this month with the release of a limited edition ceramic plate featuring a stylised heart.
The printmaker is joining forces with the Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) and Arnott’s Tim Tam to support the annual Show Your Heart for Women Living with Breast Cancer fundraiser.
The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition is asking you to "show your heart for women living with breast cancer" by buying Arnott's Tim Tam biscuits from Countdown supermarkets for the next month to help us support New Zealand women with the disease.
The Tauranga-based Boobops have had another successful dragon boating season winning six gold medals and one silver in the space of five weeks! They competed in three festivals including the Wellington Dragon Boat Festival, the Auckland Regionals Dragon Boat Festival and the National Championships in Ashburton.
Marcia Sinclair had never had a mammogram and then she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, she tells all women, young and old, to get regular mammograms.
“When I got breast cancer, I’d never been for a mammogram because I’d been put off after hearing about the experiences of some other women so I was devastated when I was first diagnosed. Now, I tell every woman to get a regular mammogram – it could save your life,” she says.