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Monday 07 Nov 2016

Blood Cancer Awareness Week

Blood Cancer Awareness Week from 7-13 November 2016 is Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s annual national awareness week.

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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

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Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia - Waikato

When 24-year-old farmer Damian Bardoul went on a pig hunting trip for the weekend, his friends said "there must be something wrong if you can't carry your pig out of the bush."

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Diagnosed with lymphoma

Esther Pekepo, an 18-year-old secondary school student from Auckland, was juggling her Year 12 studies with her hobbies, including dance and soccer, when mysterious lumps began to appear on her body.

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Expecting the unexpected has become part of everyday life for Auckland mum Dani Noyer. Her three-year-old son Iziyah has a rare blood condition called chronic granulomatous disorder (CGD).

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Diagnosed with myeloma

In keeping with her irrepressible zest for life, Ngahuia Peehikuru has never let her diagnosis get her down.

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Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Thirty-five years ago Blair Wingfield was making a decent living selling life insurance. What he didn’t realise was that he was ineligible for his own policies.

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

Monday 4 April, 2016

Tiny fish may hold key to blood cancer treatment

The Leukaemia & Blood Cancer Research Unit at Auckland University is conducting a new trial using Zebra fish which aims to help unlock the genetic key to blood cancers like leukaemia.

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Friday 1 April, 2016

Farmers Auckland CBD Shave for a Cure 2016 a hit

Hundreds of people turned up for the launch of the iconic Shave for a Cure 2016 event held at the Farmers Auckland CBD store, corner of Queen and Victoria St, on March 31, 2016.

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Monday 11 January, 2016

Being a mum and a carer

Paula Park had just returned to work part-time when everyone in her family came down with the flu. When three-year-old Charlotte took a while to recover, Paula and her husband Tristan knew something wasn’t right.

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