Coping with cancer and the holidays

Coping with cancer and the holidays

Although Christmas can be a joyful time of reconnecting with family and friends, it can be stressful for those affected by cancer. Here are a few useful tips to help you navigate the season.

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Betty's 30 Years of Daffodil Day

Betty's 30 Years of Daffodil Day

Betty’s volunteering record with the Cancer Society began a couple of years before 22 August 1990, the date of the very first Daffodil Day in New Zealand.

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USO Bike Ride

USO Bike Ride

Celebrating 10 years of promoting health in the community.

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Are you SunSmart?

Are you SunSmart?

Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in New Zealand, do you know how to protect yourself?

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Skin Cancer Checks for Nelson and Tasman

Skin Cancer Checks for Nelson and Tasman

Nelson and Tasman residents now have a means to keep skin cancer in check thanks to the generosity of one man.

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Poll shows most New Zealanders support a sugary drinks levy

Poll shows most New Zealanders support a sugary drinks levy

The latest UMR Research Poll shows that support for a sugary drinks levy in New Zealand is at an all-time high

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Putting the brakes on prostate cancer

Putting the brakes on prostate cancer

Catherine Drummond’s current research is funded by the Cancer Society and looks at putting the brakes on cancer by finding ways to stop a molecule called Δ133p53β.

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Cancer Society responds to Government funding boost

Cancer Society responds to Government funding boost

Today’s announcement of funding towards providing accommodation and transport for cancer patients is being welcomed by the Cancer Society.

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Cancer Society welcomes vaping legislation

Cancer Society welcomes vaping legislation

“The Government was right to progress this legislation before the election and we congratulate Minister Salesa for her dedication and mahi in this area,” Nahu says.

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Coronavirus: Three month window to diagnose hundreds who may have cancer

Coronavirus: Three month window to diagnose hundreds who may have cancer

Cancer Society Medical Director and Oncologist Dr Chris Jackson says swift action is needed to address cancer diagnosis that could not be performed during lockdown.

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New beds at Margaret Stewart House thanks to Dry July NZ

New beds at Margaret Stewart House thanks to Dry July NZ

Thanks to a generous grant from Dry July NZ, we have been able to furnish our rooms with new beds for our guests - all ready for when we reopen.

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World Smokefree Day 2020

World Smokefree Day 2020

Tobacco is still harming our communities. This World Smokefree Day, we want to draw attention to the thousands of places you can buy tobacco.

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Coronavirus: Allowing cigarette sales in lockdown a 'wake-up' call for NZ

Coronavirus: Allowing cigarette sales in lockdown a 'wake-up' call for NZ

“There were no takeaways, flat whites or fresh-baked pies. No new magazines to read. No haircuts to be had. Lockdown level 4 was reduced to essentials only. Such as cigarettes…”

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30 Years of Daffodil Day

30 Years of Daffodil Day

This year we're celebrating 30 years of New Zealanders coming together for Daffodil Day – and celebrating the many volunteers and supporters who work tirelessly year after year to make our work possible. Thank you. Take a look back at some Daffodil Day highlights here!

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Anika's Brave Story

Anika's Brave Story

Annika is 9 years old and is passionate about helping people with cancer. Not only did she grow her hair long to donate to people living with cancer, her and her brother also raised money at school.

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"Why we're leaving a Bequest to the Cancer Society..."

"Why we're leaving a Bequest to the Cancer Society..."

Robin and Feriel have been supporting the Cancer Society for over 16 years. They have shared their reasons for leaving a gift in their Wills

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Marlborough: Waitangi Day Fire

Marlborough: Waitangi Day Fire

Last Waitangi Day, our Marlborough office was significantly damaged by a fire. This was especially heartbreaking as, after 15 years in that location, we had just completed renovations to provide a better service for our clients.

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Wairarapa: Linda Wong Honoured

Wairarapa: Linda Wong Honoured

Linda Wong, Cancer Society Wairarapa Executive Board Member of 10 years received a Masterton District Council civic award in February for her services to the Cancer Society and cancer community.

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 Top 10 tips for cancer patients during the COVID crisis

Top 10 tips for cancer patients during the COVID crisis

The world has changed a lot in the past few weeks. Thankfully, we're still here and these are our top 10 tips for cancer patients during the COVID crisis.

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CancerChat - The Nurses' Blog is Back

CancerChat - The Nurses' Blog is Back

Our supportive care team of nurses and counsellors are continuing their support services from their home offices. One of the great resources still available is the CancerChatNZ forum.

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