CANGO (Cancer Non-Governmental Organisations) is an alliance of prominent cancer charities.
Julia Robertson made a special effort to come to our Fieldays site this year to explain if she had not visited us at the 2022 Fieldays, she probably would not have done anything about a spot on her face, which has since been diagnosed as melanoma.
MyLifeMatters is a collective of patient advocate organisations representing more than 1 million patients with cancers, rare disorders, diabetes, and other life limiting conditions calling for the New Zealand Government to start investing in new and breakthrough medicines at the same level as other OECD countries.
In this issue we feature two patient stories in this issue. Firstly, Julia Robertson and her husband who took the time to visit our team at this year’s Fieldays event at Mystery Creek to thank us for correctly diagnosing a malignant melanoma on her face. Then Emma de Teliga, who was generous enough to share her journey since she was diagnosed with melanoma and why she still feels lucky despite completely having her life turned upside down. Plus, lots more!
Melanoma New Zealand is welcoming National’s policy announcement to fund 13 essential cancer medicines, saying it is a much-needed lifeline and will improve patient outcomes for thousands of New Zealanders.
Our Board Trustee, Dr Sonja Bodley spoke on TVNZ’s Breakfast show about the sunbeds and why they should be banned in New Zealand.
PHARMAC’s lack of funding makes life-saving and life-extending treatments financially out of reach for many New Zealanders.
To help Melanoma New Zealand raise awareness, our Founding Patron, Lynn Stratford, generously sponsored the opportunity to have all of this season’s Mainland Tactix netball home games feature ball deliverers with a family connection to melanoma.
Great Barrier Island local Lisa Davenport uses airtime during her weekly Friday morning
Aotea FM radio show to help raise awareness about melanoma.
When former port worker Jason Hooker was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in January this year, his whānau had just celebrated the news that their 19-year-old son, Mikes, had gone into remission after a seven-year battle with brain and spine cancer.