On these pages you can check out the latest breast cancer news from BCAC and our member groups. We also provide up-to-date information and links to current breast cancer research and clinical trials. Use the form to the right of this to subscribe to our e-News.
Some women are at greater risk of breast cancer because there is a history of close family members having the disease. However, most women who develop breast cancer have no relatives with the disease. Even among women who do have relatives with breast cancer, most will never develop it.
The purpose of the Southern Cross Medical Library is to provide information of a general nature to help you better understand certain medical conditions. Always seek specific medical advice for treatment appropriate to you. This information is not intended to relate specifically to insurance or healthcare services provided by Southern Cross.
There are many different treatment options for breast cancer. BCAC has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, but there is no substitute for the expert advice of your medical team. If you are unclear about something or require further information, ask your doctor.
We provide a wide range of support and information to New Zealanders and their families who are experiencing breast cancer. We provide up to date information to empower those with breast cancer to make informed choices about their treatment and care. We provide a voice for those with breast cancer to ensure world-class detection, treatment and care is available in New Zealand.
On these pages you'll find more information about how and where to get support as you undergo treatment for breast cancer. We've also provided information about support for different groups of women. For a full list of BCAC's member groups and the support they offer please click here.
You may also be offered additional treatment such as radiation therapy, hormone treatment, chemotherapy or a combination of these. Your breast cancer specialists will manage your ongoing care. Any need for more treatment will be discussed with you after your surgery.
A diagnosis of breast cancer is a life-changing moment for more than New Zealand women every year. If you have just been diagnosed, you will be on an emotional roller coaster and you're probably feeling quite overwhelmed. Below you'll find some tips on coping with a new diagnosis.
National party cancer promise a step in the right direction Sunday, 28 Julypm Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition. Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition BCAC welcomes the announcement that if elected National would set up an independent cancer agency to ensure every New Zealander gets high-quality cancer care and to eliminate post code inequities. A range of health groups are calling on members of the public to sign petitions that will presented to Parliament on 7 May.