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Recent research carried out in the Waikato region has found that breast cancer patients who discontinue their endocrine therapy are more likely to have their breast cancer return or die from it than those who complete their treatment.
Blenheim woman, Tracey Eising, shares with us a moving and poignant moment of her life on the breast cancer journey. Tracey was first diagnosed with Stage 3, ER+ breast cancer in 2004 at age 37 and received a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. Five years later, Tracey was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer - the cancer had spread to her liver, lungs and bones. Here, the mum of four children, shares what she describes as a 'Mother's Cry' moment:
The Tauranga-based Boobops dragon boat team (see photo at right) has recently finished another successful dragon boating season, which included competing in the World Dragon Boat Breast Cancer champs in Sarosota, Florida in October 2014.
BCAC’s meeting with the new Minister of Health, Dr Jonathan Coleman earlier this week, to discuss issues affecting breast cancer patients, has led to the Minister proposing to develop and implement a Breast Care Work Programme.
BCAC Chair, Libby Burgess says the Minister was receptive to many of the issues raised and he has directed Ministry staff to meet quarterly with BCAC to develop a high level Breast Care Work Programme.
PINC & STEEL are really excited by the positive response they have had from women with breast cancer registering for their brand new Pinc NEXT STEPS program. They have funding from the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation for 10 women in each of the following regions: Orewa, Albany, Mt Eden, Hamilton, Mount Maunganui, Rotorua, Napier, Welington, Nelson, Christchurch, Timaru, Dunedin and Invercargill.
Seven years after losing her mother to breast cancer, a Taranaki Zumba instructor will hold two Zumba dance parties and donate the proceeds to BCAC.
Taranaki District Zumba Co-ordinator, Puna Wano-Bryant, recently found out about the work of BCAC and wanted to do something. “I saw your logo and your pack (Step by Step support Pack) and went on your website and thought this is awesome. I like the way you provide support to the patients. It’s not just about research.”
Navigating your way through hereditary breast and ovarian cancer is proudly brought to you by The Gift of Knowledge. It will take place on 6th & 7th of March 2015, Riccarton Park, Christchurch.
The Gift of Knowledge was established in 2009 with the aim of providing information and support to people who are impacted by a genetic pre-disposition to breast and ovarian cancer.
The Breast Cancer Network NZ (BCN) is proud to present Jason Shon Bennett who is a self-cured health researcher, international speaker and best-selling author. Join them for an evening exploring health and nutrition for healing.
To be held at Domain Lodge, Cancer Society, 1 Boyle Crescent, Grafton, Auckland on Wednesday 22nd April from 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
A $10 donation on entry is kindly requested to cover costs.