Welcome to CancerChatNZ
This forum is for people who want to ‘talk’ about their experiences of cancer.
Who can use it?
What is ‘CancerChatNZ’?
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Caring for your skin during summer. Spring is here! And with it, comes the sun. Getting out in the sun does wonders for our mental wellbeing, improving our mood and energy levels. The days are longer, making it a great excuse to enjoy a nice evening walk, or getting...read more
About two–thirds of breast cancers are oestrogen and/or progesterone hormone receptor positive, also known as hormone sensitive. This means these hormones can direct breast cancer cells to grow, multiply and repair treatment damage. Hormonal therapy is a treatment...read more
Hot flushes (‘flashes’ in America), power surges, whatever you call them, are no fun. They’re part and parcel of many women’s experience of menopause and for women having anti-oestrogen treatments for breast cancer they can be acute and distressing. Too bad if you’ve...read more