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Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Cancer Network Group Service



Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has a vision of zero deaths from breast cancer. We’re working towards this by promoting breast awareness and early detection of breast cancer across Aotearoa, and breaking down barriers that stop people from getting mammograms.  We work with researchers  and clinical teams to improve breast cancer treatment and actively support patients recovering from treatment and those living with breast cancer.

Support for people with breast cancer

We understand the impact that breast cancer has on patients and their whānau and our specialist breast nurses are here to help.

  • Free 0800 nurse advice line

Whether you have breast cancer, are supporting someone with breast cancer, or want to know more about your breast health, our nurses are available to take your call.

  • Online mybc community

Our online breast cancer community connects you with others affected by breast cancer.

  • Free counselling

We fund counselling sessions close to home.

  • Rehab after surgery

To aid recovery after breast cancer surgery, we provide information about exercise and wellness and can help connect you to a specialised PINC physiotherapist when needed.

  •  Education and breast awareness

Survival rates are higher when breast cancer is found early, so educating New Zealanders on the importance of early detection is vital.  We provide community education:

  • Nurse Educator – workplace or community education.
  • Pink Caravan – travels around New Zealand to promote breast health and screening.

View on our website

 Free Resources

  • Health Information - our resources include high-quality written and web-based information on breast cancer. Order resources here
  • Pink Directory - our directory connects people to the resources and services available in their community. View the Pink Directory

Education for health professionals

  • Online Learning - free breast cancer learning modules for GP’s, nurses and health professionals. View the modules here
  • Breast Cancer Grants - we fund health professionals to attend specialised training and conferences. Find out more here


Breast Cancer Foundation NZ funds New Zealand-based research projects to improve outcomes for breast cancer patients.

  • Clinical trials and pilots

We provide grants to support local clinical trials and the introduction of new technologies. We maintain a database of all active and pending clinical trials for breast cancer in New Zealand. View trials here

  • Breast Cancer Foundation National Register

We fund a national register which collects information on breast cancer patients in New Zealand. It is a vital, confidential resource to help doctors and researchers improve diagnosis, treatment and patient outcomes. View the National Register


Breast Cancer Foundation NZ works to ensure that issues that are important for our breast cancer community have a high profile at every level of society. We continue to lobby within the health system and to politicians and decision-makers for the best treatment for all New Zealanders.

How do I access this service?

Contact us


Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Our support service and nurse advice line is closed on public holidays. 

If your call is urgent, please call your clinical team at the hospital or Healthline on 0800 611 116.

Public Holidays: Closed King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Services Provided

Cancer support

Community cancer nursing, Cancer counselling, Cancer research

  • Community cancer nursing
  • Cancer counselling
  • Cancer research


Central Auckland

Contact Details

To speak with our nurses

0800 BC NURSE (0800 2268 773)


General Enquiries 

09 304 0766

0800 902 732


Research and Media Enquiries

09 304 0961


8 Cleveland Road
Auckland 1052

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Street Address

8 Cleveland Road
Auckland 1052

Postal Address

PO Box 99650
Auckland 1149

This page was last updated at 10:04AM on June 10, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.