Government looking at ban on smoking in cars with kids

Government looking at ban on smoking in cars with kids

Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa has revealed she's been working to ban smoking in cars with children for a few months.

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Ban smoking in cars with kids - Duncan Garner

Ban smoking in cars with kids - Duncan Garner

Children are knowingly breathing in toxic smoke.

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 Kiwis' slip, slop, slap and wrap knowledge slipping away

Kiwis' slip, slop, slap and wrap knowledge slipping away

New Zealanders are not being sun smart, and we are paying for it with our lives, a new study reveals.

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Lung cancer survivor wants Pharmac to fund drugs she received in trial

Lung cancer survivor wants Pharmac to fund drugs she received in trial

Wellington woman Marjolein Baas was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2016 and was given four months to live.

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Australia holds high hopes to eliminate HPV

Australia holds high hopes to eliminate HPV

The Australian Cancer Council has said that if vaccination and screening rates were maintained, the disease could be eradicated within 20 years.

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LISTEN: Young patients’ long wait for bowel cancer - study

LISTEN: Young patients’ long wait for bowel cancer - study

Young patients with bowel cancer are waiting far too long to be diagnosed. That's the finding of new Otago University-based research published in the Medical Journal today. And it says there are big implications for cancer screening with is being rolled out nationwide.

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Survivorship Consensus Statement Published

Survivorship Consensus Statement Published

The Cancer Society, in partnership with the Central Cancer Network and the Cancer Nurses College, developed a cancer survivorship consensus statement for New Zealand.

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'It's going to take me out': Patrick Gower opens up on cancer fears

'It's going to take me out': Patrick Gower opens up on cancer fears

Dr Chris Jackson featured on The Project NZ to speak about the latest World Health Organisation's cancer estimates, which prompted Patrick Gower to open up about cancer fears

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Australasia suffers the highest cancer rate in the world

Australasia suffers the highest cancer rate in the world

Men are most at risk of the 35,897 new cases of cancer expected in New Zealand in 2018, says the World Health Organisation.

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Listen to Dr Chris Jackson on NewsTalkZB

Listen to Dr Chris Jackson on NewsTalkZB

Cancer Society medical director Chris Jackson told Mike Hosking New Zealand has high rates of melanoma, prostate, breast and bowel cancer.

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Cancer survivor's $1m pledge to save more than 50 lives a year

Cancer survivor's $1m pledge to save more than 50 lives a year

David Downs had to travel to Boston to undergo Car-T cell therapy in order to battle non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Now he's trying to make it easier for other Kiwis to receive the treatment.

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Dying patients with rare chemo reaction paying for own drugs

Dying patients with rare chemo reaction paying for own drugs

Dying patients who suffer a rare reaction to chemotherapy are having to pay for their own drugs because their cases are not considered exceptional.

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Breast cancer sufferers dying twice as fast in NZ

Breast cancer sufferers dying twice as fast in NZ

Kiwi women with advanced breast cancer are dying twice as fast as women in comparable countries like Australia.

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Sport Aids Recovery

Sport Aids Recovery

Petty Officer Ihaka Matairangi, Warrant Officer PJ Harimate, Major Kiely Pepper and Chief Petty Officer Bart Couprie have all faced the challenge of cancer and the power of sport helped their recovery.

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$1.5m mercy dash: The race to save young dad Kurt Brunton's life

$1.5m mercy dash: The race to save young dad Kurt Brunton's life

Kurt Brunton, 41, is flying overseas for groundbreaking immunotherapy treatment that will cost up to $1.5 million but he hopes could save his life.

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Cancer Society’s position on e-cigarettes

Cancer Society’s position on e-cigarettes

A new position statement on e-cigarettes is available. E-cigarettes and e-liquid are legally sold in NZ and may or may not contain nicotine.

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Dr Chris Jackson profiled on Stuff.co.nz

Dr Chris Jackson profiled on Stuff.co.nz

For Chris Jackson, who wears many health hats, including that of medical director of the Cancer Society, an upbringing that showed him the value of service was what led him to a life focused on the victims of the disease.

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Daffodil Day 2018 Highlights

Daffodil Day 2018 Highlights

12,000 volunteers and staff around the country took to the streets on Friday to raise funds for the work we do in our communities.

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Review of New Zealand Health and Disability System

Review of New Zealand Health and Disability System

This month Health Minister Dr David Clark, confirmed the final details of the review of New Zealand’s health and disability system. The Cancer Society's Shelley Campbell was on the panel.

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Update on the Cancer Society's position on NZ access to cancer drugs.

Update on the Cancer Society's position on NZ access to cancer drugs.

There has been a lot of coverage in the recent weeks about access to cancer medicines, with many noting NZ Is lagging behind in access to cancer drugs.

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