We can provide one-on-one emotional and practical support to people with cancer, their family/whānau and friends.

Being diagnosed with cancer can be one of the most difficult situations a person would ever face in their lifetime.

Our caring and experienced healthcare staff across the country are here to support you. This service is free of charge.

If you or a loved one has cancer, our support team can help you with:

  • understanding the type of cancer and the treatment you may have
  • managing the cancer symptoms and treatment side effects
  • explaining the hospital system and what you can expect
  • listening to the concerns and questions that are most important to you and your family/whānau and working with you to find solutions
  • talking to other health professionals involved in treatment to help your care go smoothly
  • referring you to other Cancer Society support services
  • finding other useful services that will help you
  • practical problems, like getting to treatment and benefits you could get
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Here is how we helped people affected by cancer and their whānau in the last year

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13,123
face-to-face meetings with clients
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58,763
people supported over the phone
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14,593
other contacts, like emails or video calls
Need someone to talk to?
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday
0800 226 237 Information nurse

We know that going through cancer is tough and can raise many questions. You are not alone.

We have nurses and counsellors to answer your questions and provide the support you need. Get in touch

Last updated: August 17, 2021