Cancer Society steps in with new support centre in Kāpiti

Cancer Society steps in with new support centre in Kāpiti

An increase in cancer referrals from the district health board and an increasing demand for counselling in Kāpiti has resulted in an urgent response from the Cancer Society.

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Cancer Society Survey on Vaping For Parents of School Children

Cancer Society Survey on Vaping For Parents of School Children

If you have one or more children at school please could you carry out this short online survey about your views on children vaping, open till 17th November 2019.

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The Good Feeling From Planning For The End  - Public Trust

The Good Feeling From Planning For The End - Public Trust

Many of us do not have an up-to-date Will or have even thought about Enduring Power of Attorney – the person you trust to make decisions on your behalf.

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Thank you for helping patients get to treatment

Thank you for helping patients get to treatment

Last year, our drivers covered 199,000km over the Wellington region. Every month we have around 30 new patients referred to us, and our drivers car-pool to make sure we can take everyone.

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You've Got This - Cancer Survivor Gives Back

You've Got This - Cancer Survivor Gives Back

Ayla Simpson was busy preparing for Walking Stars, our newest event to raise funds for patient support and research, when she was thrown a curveball.

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Wairarapa Centre Blessed

Wairarapa Centre Blessed

Mrs Margaret Chittick’s estate benefitted the Wairarapa Centre when the last of her gifts was turned into a “living legacy”.

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They were strangers now they're family

They were strangers now they're family

Cancer Society's accommodation made a huge difference to Kerry during his cancer treatment, allowing him to avoid regular two and a half-hour drives to receive treatment.

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Dame Tariana Turia presents award to Auahi Kore stalwart – Sue Taylor tonight

Dame Tariana Turia presents award to Auahi Kore stalwart – Sue Taylor tonight

This year’s Tariana Turia Award for achievement in indigenous tobacco control, presented by Dame Tariana, has been awarded to Sue Taylor.

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Lindsay Gault's New Adventure!

Lindsay Gault's New Adventure!

In May 2020, Lindsay will begin an epic bicycle ride of 16,000 kilometres with a small international team of cyclists, to raise funds and awareness to battle cancer. Starting in Madagan, Russia, and finishing in Kanyakumari at the southern tip of India.

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Cancer Society responds to the draft cancer action plan

Cancer Society responds to the draft cancer action plan

The Cancer Society responds to the government's draft cancer action plan

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Blair Vining fought tirelessly to fix how we treat cancer. He just lost his own battle with the disease

Blair Vining fought tirelessly to fix how we treat cancer. He just lost his own battle with the disease

The family say they will "miss him immensely" and "are exceptionally proud that the man they will continue to love forever left the world a better place". His death comes after a fight like no other.

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New Zealand’s cancer control progress has stalled - a well-funded cancer plan needed

New Zealand’s cancer control progress has stalled - a well-funded cancer plan needed

New research out today shows that New Zealand is near the bottom for cancer survival compared to other countries with similar health care systems.

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New Vaping Report and FAQs

New Vaping Report and FAQs

Everywhere you go these days, people seem to be vaping. What’s it all about, and why are so many people trying it out? Should we be worried?

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Cancer Society reacts to Cancer Action Plan

Cancer Society reacts to Cancer Action Plan

Cancer Society applaud ambitious new cancer plan, challenges government on funding

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New research direction and funding will deliver better cancer prevention and support

New research direction and funding will deliver better cancer prevention and support

The Cancer Society today announced funding of nearly $2 million to kick start a new direction for cancer research in New Zealand focused on cancer prevention and support.

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Phil Kerslake's message to Jacinda Ardern: 'We're falling behind'

Phil Kerslake's message to Jacinda Ardern: 'We're falling behind'

Described as New Zealand's "most prolific cancer survivor", Phil Kerslake says he's worried the country's falling behind in terms of cancer care, and is urging the Prime Minister and the Health Minister to pick up the pace.

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Government announces package to aid cancer treatment in the regions

Government announces package to aid cancer treatment in the regions

The Government is pledging to spend millions on upgrading radiation machines and making cancer treatment more accessible in the regions.

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Cancer sufferers applaud National's cancer-care policy

Cancer sufferers applaud National's cancer-care policy

National plans to set up an independent, expert-led cancer agency to get rid of the "postcode lottery" system.

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Cancer needs to be the next cab off the rank

Cancer needs to be the next cab off the rank

The Cancer Society welcomes the Government’s first wellbeing budget but say it falls short of what is needed to address current shortfalls in cancer care and treatment for New Zealanders.

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More restrictions needed on selling tobacco

More restrictions needed on selling tobacco

On World Smokefree Day the Cancer Society and Hāpai te Hauora are calling for tighter restrictions on tobacco sales.

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