Here you will find a set of useful resources with in depth information to help you navigate your brain tumour diagnosis and prepare you for the future.
Download the whole brain tumour booklet
Our new booklet 'Understanding brain tumours' is available now.
Download Section Eight of our brain tumour booklet: Brain tumour resources
You may be interested in looking for information about brain tumours on the internet.
While there are very good websites, be aware that some websites may provide incorrect information.
We recommend the following websites to offer credible and reliable information, however, as we do not maintain these sites, we cannot guarantee the information provided:
Behaviour and personality change resource
American Brain Tumor Association
Books for talking with children
- Jones, F., and Foster-Michell, K. (2015) Nurse Ted: A children’s guide to brain tumours, UK, Belrose Books.
- Chilman-Blair, K. (2011) What’s Up with Jo?: Medikidz Explain brain tumours, American Cancer Society, Incorporated.
Information sheets to download as PDFs
- Applying to Work and Income
- Cancer Society/Sorted NZ financial and legal guide
- Cancer and insurance, employment and legal issues
- Coping with waiting
- Healthy eating and cancer treatment
- Making decisions about treatment
- Searching the internet
- Sex and cancer
- Spirituality, wairuatanga and cancer
- Supporting young adult children when you have cancer
- Telling others about your diagnosis
- Your cancer treatment team
Booklets to download as PDFs
Cancer Society information and support services
The Cancer Information Helpline is a Cancer Society phone line where you can talk about your concerns and needs with trained health professionals.
Phone the Cancer Information Helpline (0800 CANCER 226 237).
Your local Cancer Society offers a range of services for people with cancer and their families/whānau. These may include:
- information and support
- volunteer drivers providing transport to treatment
- accommodation while you are having treatment away from home.
The range of services offered differs in each region, contact your local Cancer Society to find out what is available in your area.
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