News & Events

11 Aug 2017

Revealed: your best weapon against the return of breast cancer

Stopping breast cancer returning (and spreading) could save your life. Earlier this year, a research team at the Odette Cancer Center in Toronto, Canada, discovered that the key may have been hiding in plain sight. …Read more
09 Aug 2017

Plant power, an innovative gel and a way to protect your hair from chemo.

Breast cancer research is a dynamic area. From long-term goals, like a vaccine for breast cancer, to fine-tuned treatments and technologies that can improve your breast cancer experience, today, we explored a number of these at our latest webinar. …Read more
13 Jul 2017

6 things you need to know about fertility after breast cancer

Last month medical specialists, Dr Sheridan Wilson and Dr Guy Gudex, joined breast cancer survivor, Caroline Eric, on a panel to discuss the impact of breast cancer treatment on fertility in a free webinar run by Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. We've done a round up of the 6 key messages. …Read more
27 Jun 2017

Why communication with your people is key after a life-threatening diagnosis

Jess Weller was only 27 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, part-way through her OE in London. She shares with us the importance of communication. …Read more
08 Jun 2017

Te Aroha shares her cancer diary

Te Aroha Isaia, aged 24, was diagnosed with grade three inflammatory HER2+ breast cancer in December 2016. She began a blog to share her journey with her friends and family, and now she’s sharing thoughts from her blog with you. …Read more
30 May 2017

The Great Soy Debate

The humble soybean is one of the most controversial foods on the planet. Accused one minute for causing breast growth in boys and men, celebrated as a healthy alternative for those with lactose intolerance, the next. For breast cancer patients, the question is whether soy cures breast cancer, or causes it. …Read more
22 May 2017

An interview with Amber Arkell: insight into a young woman's breast cancer journey

Amber was just 26 years old when her boyfriend felt a lump in her breast. Two months later, she found out that it was breast cancer. We chatted to her about tackling breast cancer as a young woman. …Read more
16 May 2017

A blood test to detect breast cancer is on the horizon

What does oil have to do with cancer? According to Dharmica Mistry, Chief Scientist of biotech start up Breast Cancer Associated Lipids (BCAL) Diagnostics, the answer could be everything. …Read more
12 Apr 2017

FDA confirms link between silicone implants and blood cancer

Last month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed a link between breast implants and a type of blood cancer called lymphoma. Find out what these findings mean for women who have, or are considering getting, synthetic breast implants as part of their post-cancer reconstructive surgery plan. …Read more
07 Apr 2017

Mary shares her cancer diary - Part Four: Chemo: day 1, cycle 1

Mary Brookes, 52, was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in January 2016. She documented her ups and downs to share with her friends, and now she’s sharing titbits from her journal and chemo diary with you. …Read more
06 Apr 2017

Heavens rain on pink parade

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s Pink Caravan was due to visit Levin, Palmerston North and Wanganui this week but the near biblical rains of Cyclone Debbie have forced Dianne Swann, Pink Caravan Project Coordinator, to call off the visits. …Read more
23 Mar 2017

8 meaningful things you can do to help your loved ones in their battle against breast cancer

When someone that you know is diagnosed with cancer, it can be really hard to know how to support them. Fortunately, there are lots of small things that you can do to show that you care. …Read more