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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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Updates for people with cancer about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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COVID-19: Events and Support Groups Postponed

COVID-19: Events and Support Groups Postponed

The Cancer Society takes the health and well-being of our communities seriously. In response to COVID-19, we have postponed events and support groups until further notice.

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Tour of Aotearoa - A Poem

Tour of Aotearoa - A Poem

In 2019, Louise Curtis cycled the length of Aotearoa to raise money for the Cancer Society. She's shared with us a poem she wrote about the experience.

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Library Update - November 2019

Library Update - November 2019

“I’ll start in the middle, where the cancer has started, right in the guts...” And so begins David Downs’ remarkable book A Mild Touch of the Cancer.

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Celebrating Volunteers - Joan Dunkley

Celebrating Volunteers - Joan Dunkley

With International Volunteer Day just around the corner, we would like to share more stories from our volunteers and their amazing contributions.

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Cancer Society 100% confident in sunscreen

Cancer Society 100% confident in sunscreen

The Cancer Society had its full sunscreen range independently tested at an FDA-approved, ISO registered laboratory this year. The results show all products exceed their SPF claims

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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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