Cancer support

Cancer support

  • Support services and information for people affected by cancer and their family/whānau.
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Bowel Cancer NZ(external link) 
A nationwide, patient-led organisation providing a variety of support services for people affected by bowel cancer and their families. 

Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition(external link) 
Information about how and where to get support as you undergo treatment for breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Foundation (NZ)(external link) 
Search for a breast cancer group in your region in their online directory or call the Cancer Society on freephone 0800 226 237 to find a local group. 

Breast Cancer Support(external link) 
Freephone 0800 BreaCanSupport (0800 273 222).
A voluntary organisation in New Zealand run by women who have experienced breast cancer. Provides a range of phone counselling and support groups.

Cancer Society of NZ(external link)
The Cancer Society provides practical and emotional support and information to people with any kind of cancer at any stage of their cancer experience. Visit link) or phone 0800 226 237 for advice and information.

Child Cancer Foundation (NZ)(external link) 
Freephone 0800 4 CHILD (0800 4 24453). Aims to reduce the impact of cancer by offering services to ensure children and their families are supported, informed and well cared for on their journey with cancer.

Healthpoint NZ(external link) 
Phone (09) 630 0828. List of 51 nationwide cancer services – find a hospital/service near you.

Look Good Feel Better(external link)
Free Feel Better Class for any cancer patient with any cancer.

Melanoma Foundation of New Zealand (external link) 
Freephone 0800 4 MELANOMA (0800 463 526). Support and education including melanoma meetings for people affected by melanoma, either personally or through a family member or friend.

National Cervical Screening Programme(external link) 
Freephone 0800 729 729. Using screening and immunisation to prevent cervical cancer. Available to all women in New Zealand between 20 and 70 years old.

Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ(external link) 
Freephone 0800 4 PROSTATE (0800 477 678). List of support groups available nationwide to assist prostate sufferers and their families.

Rangitāne o Tamaki nui a Rua Incorporated(external link)
Phone 06 374 6860 or email Provides a wide range of support services to whānau ranging from alcohol & drug, smoking, mental health, asthma to screening in the Tararua region. 

Sweet Louise(external link) 
Charitable trust that offers information, advice, support and a range of practical and therapeutic services that will help women with secondary breast cancer lead more positive lives. 

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