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BCFNZ provides education and awareness about the importance of early detection with a goal to reduce the number of women dying of breast cancer.

The Foundation has produced a range of targeted materials approved by its Medical Advisory Committee. These materials are available free of charge, however the Foundation welcomes donations to help offset the cost of producing these materials.

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    Medikidz Explain Breast Cancer

    by Doctors For Kids

    Bill's mum is going back to work, but Bill is worried about her breast cancer coming back . The Medikidz come to the rescue to help Bill better understand his Mum's condition by taking him on an adventure through Mediland.

    This book is available at no charge by ordering it here.

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    Having Surgery + CD

    by Bev Silver-Clark, Rita Marsh and Stephanie Stanfield

    The Having Surgery? book leads you through the process of preparing for surgery and recovery, giving you the skills, knowledge and questions to ask.

    This book is available at no charge by ordering it here.

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    Breast Awareness: What you need to know (A5)

    An easy to read informative booklet covering everything from breast cancer symptoms and risk factors, to how you can help if someone you know is diagnosed with breast cancer. This guide is for anyone who wants to learn the facts about breast cancer and breast health – it could save your life!

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    Breast Support

    NZ Author: Gwendoline Smith, M.Soc.Sc (hons), Dip.Clin.Psych.

    Gwendoline Smith is a clinical psychologist who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and has been undergoing treatment and reconstructive surgery ever since. Supported by friends and family, including her mother who also suffered from the disease, she decided to document her experiences as she couldn’t find the book she really needed.

    This book is available at no charge by ordering it here.

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    Life, Happiness and Cancer by Phil Kerslake

    NZ Author: Phil Kerslake (MNZM).

    First published in 2006, this book remains NZ's most popular self-help book for those coping with the emotional challenges cancer brings. Now published worldwide the book is an invaluable resource for those wanting to demystify cancer, take control of the treatment process and their lives in general.

    This book is available at no charge by ordering it here.


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    She's Got Breast Cancer

    A Book for Men

    By Peter Calder.

    A book for and about men whose partners have had breast cancer.

    This book is available at no charge by ordering it here.

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    Chemo & Back Again by Andrea Fairbairn

    NZ Author: Andrea Fairbairn, breast cancer survivor.

    First diagnosed at age 39, then again fours years later, Andrea’s e-book describes her personal journey through treatment for breast cancer which included extensive chemotherapy, through to post-chemotherapy life in June 2013.

    This book is available at no charge by ordering it here.

    Read an online version here.

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    Beating our Breasts by Margaret Clark

    Compiled by Margaret Clark.

    Beating Our Breasts is a warmly supportive, practical and always honest book about breast cancer - the combined experiences and coping strategies of 20 New Zealand women.

    This book is available at no charge by ordering it here.