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Monday 11 Nov 2019

Blood Cancer Awareness Week 2019

Join our week long campaign to help raise awareness of the common symptoms of blood cancers that affect 6 Kiwis every day.

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Featured events

Our calendar is looking mighty exciting for the coming year. A few highlights and dates for your diaries are:

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Patient Stories

Paul

Diagnosed with large diffuse B cell lymphoma

In 2007, Paul Left visited his GP about a small lump under his chin. Paul didn’t see or feel any other signs that he was unwell, so he was shocked when he was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma.

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Fiona

Diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukaemia

True to her ‘Type A’ personality, when Fiona Beck was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia, she chose to deal with it as another job to do.

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Tae

Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia

In 2015, Whakataerangi (Tae) Mason thought she was a little run down, but the cows on her dairy farm knew something was very wrong with her.

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Ian

Diagnosed with Non Hodgkins lymphoma

Ian Wilton is what you might describe as a typical self-made Cantabrian man.

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Sonja

Diagnosed with Non Hodgkin follicular lymphoma

In 2009, Sonja White found herself dealing with enlarged lymph nodes all over her body. After months of GP visits, she finally went to see a specialist who took a bone marrow biopsy.

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News

The latest news and publications from Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

Wednesday 9 October, 2019

The National Cancer Plan - CEO Perspective

The creation of a National Cancer Control Agency and additional funding for Pharmac should be celebrated; however the newly appointed head Professor Diana Sarfati has priorities which may be at odds with the needs of blood cancer patients. CEO Peter Fergusson reflects upon this.

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Friday 6 September, 2019

Is The New Cancer Agency a Cause for Celebration?

We welcome the Government’s Cancer Action Plan & the Pharmac announcement that Venetoclax will finally be funded for Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia – great news ...however, there is more to consider according to LBC CEO Peter Fergusson.

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Monday 7 October, 2019

Can You Take On The Capital Challenge of 4,500 Stairs Fundraising for Charity?

Help raise vital funds for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ. Teams & individuals will climb Wellington's Westpac Stadium steps November 07. Will you?

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