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Travel assistance

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If you, or a family member, need to travel long distances – or frequently – to see a specialist, then you may be eligible for help with expenses under the National Travel Assistance Scheme. These expenses may include travel, accommodation and support person costs. You need to be registered if you are needing to go to Hamilton for appointments or treatments so please… Read more »

Breast prosthesis subsidy

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The Breast Prosthesis Service Payment is payment to people who have undergone a partial or full mastectomy, either unilateral or bilateral, and/or have undergone a lumpectomy, have congenital needs, or have had failed reconstructive surgery, as specified by a specialist or general practitioner (GP). Your entitlement is $613.33 (GST incl) per side for a four-year period. You may claim any… Read more »


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Keep informed on what we are up to and areas where we can help. Contact us to be added to our Newsletter e-mailing list Current Newsletter May 2012 Past issues October 2011 October 2010 June 2010   BCAC – Breast Cancer Aotearoa coalition BCAC is thrilled to have an extra $60,000 in the bank thanks to our highly successful “Show Your… Read more »

Pink Walk Registration details

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  How do I register?12 Online..register via internet banking ASB Bank cnr Tutanekai and Pukuatua Street Aroha Mai Cancer Support Group, 1238 Haupapa Street View the Pink Walk 2012 Poster Loads of fun, loads of prizes Rally up your work collegues, family and friends and support this wonderful cause. Email us now to register for updates Visit  our Sponsors

Mayoress speaks out about cancer

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Rotorua Mayoress Sue Winters went completely numb when a malignant lump was found in her breast. Her husband, Mayor Kevin Winters, was in the throes of a mayoral campaign at the time and thoughts of her mum, Maureen, and their family raced through her mind as the  radiologist’s words sank in that day in March 2010 …read more

Prosthesis and You

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Government approved suppliers of prosthesis and mastectomy bras: Naturalwear – contact Liz  0800 622 397 FREE S-specialists – Carla Bourne 07 348 0338, 021 450 132 Our Trustees are happy to chat to you if you want support…contact us now.

Pink Pilates

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PINK Pilates – $5 per session  (normally $45 – subsidised by the Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust). The Pink Pilates programme aims to help women recovering from breast cancer. Pink Pilates is a personalised, one-on-one therapeutic programme provided by specially trained physiotherapists for people who have undergone surgery and/or treatment for Breast Cancer. For further information or bookings please contact Mel or Denise at Te Ngae Physiotherapy… Read more »

Ex-leader hits male breast cancer stigma

Former New South Wales Premier Nick Greiner’s “brave” revelation that he has undergone a mastectomy will help to break down the stigma around male breast cancer, the National Breast Cancer Foundation says. Greiner, who was Premier from 1988 to 1992, revealed yesterday that he had his left breast removed in April after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. The… Read more »

Can B Fit

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We are pleased to offer a new programme – Can B Fit. This is an 8-week programme which combines specific pool and floor exercises. The focus is on mobility of shoulders and arms plus Lymphoedema symptom management and prevention. Participants attend once a week for a 2 hour session. Eligibility – from 8 weeks post-surgery onwards. The first 8-week programme will… Read more »