Breast Cancer Information and web links

The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

BC_logo.jpg The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation is the country’s foremost breast cancer education and awareness organisation. It is a non-government funded charitable trust promoting awareness of breast cancer, providing information and education, and raising funds to support breast cancer related initiatives including research, scholarships, medical grants, community education and a breast cancer patient register. The Foundation was specifically established to educate all New Zealanders on the life-saving benefits of early detection and the importance of mammograms.

Our symbol is the ‘pink ribbon’, the international symbol of breast cancer and trademarked to the Foundation in New Zealand. October is International Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Foundation’s major fundraising event. The month is supported by an extensive multi-media campaign, education programme, the sale of pink ribbons through retailers nationwide, and the Pink Ribbon Day Street Appeal.

The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation’s aim is to reduce the number of New Zealanders who die from breast cancer and to improve outcomes and quality of life for those affected by breast cancer.
Ko te tino tumanako o Te Roopu o Aotearoa, whakaora i te mate e ngau nei i nga u o nga waahine, kia pumau te oranga kia ata tau ai te noho a ratau ma e mauiuitia nei.

Breast Cancer Network NZ

A New Zealand wide grassroots organisation for women with breast cancer and their supporters.

Information Advocacy Prevention Support Giving a voice to women with breast cancer

The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) provides a united consumer voice to improve detection, treatment and care for those with breast cancer in Aotearoa New Zealand. BCAC:

• offers evidence-based information to increase understanding of breast cancer
• gives support to those affected by breast cancer
• empowers women and men with breast cancer to make informed choices about their treatment and care
• represents key issues to relevant authorities with the aim of ensuring world class care for New Zealanders with breast cancer

Breast Health New Zealand

Provides information on breast health and cancer

Auckland Cancer Society

The Cancer Society Auckland is here to provide support to cancer patients and their families, to prevent the onset of cancer, and to carry out scientific research into cancer.

Breast Cancer Support

Breast Cancer Support (BCS) provides community based support and BCS logo resized.jpginformation to women with a past or present diagnosis of breast cancer by offering opportunities for them to speak with others who have experienced the disease and had a positive outcome. BCS support is available through Auckland are Breast Friends groups, one on one visits, or over the telephone. please visit for more information.

The Cancer Society of New Zealand

The Cancer Society of New Zealand is the leading organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence of cancer and ensuring the best cancer care for everyone in New Zealand. The Cancer Society consists of a national office, located in Wellington, and six regional divisions, all involved in raising their own funds and providing local support services. We are the leading cancer patient advocate in New Zealand, providing a voice on all kinds of issues affecting cancer detection and treatment.

The Breast Cancer Research Trust

BCRT___New_Logo___Dec_08 In partnership with the New Zealand community, The Breast Cancer Research Trust is committed to searching for radical results for a new, brighter, breast cancer-free future.

The ultimate goal of the Trust is to raise enough money to find a cure for breast cancer – in the next 10 years.

We are New Zealand’s only not-for-profit organisation established solely to fund research into a cure for breast cancer.