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A Christchurch teacher is urging women to get regular mammograms after an aggressive breast cancer was picked up during her routine scan just prior to the February 2011 earthquake.
Hannelie Bergmann, 56, spoke out in support of the Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition’s (BCAC) 2014 Show Your Heart for Women Living with Breast Cancer fundraising campaign.
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.
It’s amazing how the paddling season only just seemed to come to an end and the Pink Dragons (Pinkies) are now well and truly thinking about the next one! The coming season will be the 10th Anniversary for our team and we will mark the occasion in 2016 with an end of season party, but first there is a lot of work to be done getting our fitness back on track.
Over the past 18 months Lou James of the Pinc and Steel Cancer Rehabilitation Trust has been involved in a very rewarding and exciting project developing a stand-up-paddle boarding rehabilitation programme for women after breast cancer treatment - PaddleOn.
Fashion for a Cure - Hamilton
Fashion for a Cure is one of the many ways that Breast Cancer Cure fund research into a cure. The event has been delivered successfully in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch since 2012.
Over the course of the evening guests enjoy cocktail function including wine and canapés, fashion show plus a live auction. The event is hosted by one of their celebrity Ambassadors.
Ruta Alo was a kind, quiet and humble person. She believed in tradition and ensured her family knew and upheld cultural practice and values - Fa’a Samoa – the “Samoan way”.
Auckland and Napier waterways will be filled with a new generation of stand pp paddlers this week as the pilot program of Paddle On comes to an end. The eight week program involved teaching stand-up paddling (SUP) to breast cancer survivors and was designed specifically for cancer rehabilitation.
The Australasian Lymphology Association has a grant from IBM to create a patient registry in New Zealand and Australia of those who have lymphoedema. This is a wonderful opportunity to gather information about the extent of the problem, what is offered for treatment and how it affects people’s lives. With this information they can better understand the cost of poorly managed lymphoedema with a goal of having better preventative strategies.