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From the 12th of September 2023 some significant changes to cervical screening services in New Zealand will take place.
Over 400 New Zealanders die from one of five gynaecological cancers every year, and most women don’t know that some of these exist.
The pancreas is a small, pear-shaped gland located in the abdomen. It produces enzymes that help with the digestion of food. It also produces hormon..
Skin cancer begins when the skin cells are damaged and become cancerous. 90% of skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to the sun.
Move over November, Movember is here again! Movember is an initiative to help raise awareness and funds to help support Kiwi men's mental health, su..
Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer. In New Zealand, around 4000 men are affected each year, and around 700 will die from the ..
Tautoko Te Ra Daffodil/ Daffodil Day is held on the last Friday of August every year. The beautiful daffodil flower has become an international symb..
So. Here we are (almost) post-pandemic, having spent the better part of 2 1/2 years attempting to arm ourselves every which way to ward off the drea..
Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). This virus infects cells on the cervix and causes changes t..
Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in New Zealand (lung cancer holds first place), but it doesn’t need to be as it is one of the can..
Lips are an important part of our body, but we can easily forget to look after them. It is only when they are damaged that we pay them some attentio..
Each year in November there is a focus on men’s health. This is because men tend to go to the doctor less often and men die younger and often from..
While child cancer is rare it has a profound effect on the entire whanau. Around 150 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in New Zealand. So e..
Movember is here. Men’s Health month – roll on hairy men. Well, actually there’s a lot more blokes sporty hirsute faces these days, be it the cl..
I’m sure most people know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – with promotions and events such as the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal, the Pi..
Earlier this year, I had a skin cancer check i.e. a specially qualified doctor ‘inspected’ my body to check for anything that already was or might..
It’s breast cancer awareness month, but really it’s something year round us girls need a good understanding of. 3000 Kiwi women a year are diagnos..
I’ve left it a little late in September to talk about the blokes and Blue September – but you know as long as they don’t leave it till the last ..
Sunlight damages skin. Areas most exposed (the hands, forearms, face and neck) are the most damaged and this damage can lead to skin cancer.
Tobacco is a major cause of cardiovascular disease, and more smokers die of cardiovascular disease than any other cause.
Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer and the second cause of cancer deaths behind lung cancer. It can be slow growing.
Melanoma is deservedly the most feared of the skin cancers, with nearly 3000 New Zealanders diagnosed every year.
Cancer is a disease that occurs when abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and start to destroy healthy body tissues.
Each year more than 3000 New Zealand women are diagnosed with breast cancer.
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