Cancer Information Service and Helpline

Looking for answers or support?

We know that going through cancer is tough and can raise many questions. We want you to know that we’re here for you. From help with getting to your medical appointments or understanding your treatment options, to offering practical support, we can help.

We can help you find answers to questions about your treatment and its effects. We’ve got pages of cancer information online and in booklets, and we’re always here for emotional support when things get tough.

For answers, support or just a chat, call us free on 0800 CANCER (226 237) Monday to Friday, 8am–5pm. 


How we can help

Cancer Society of New Zealand Central Districts Division  is here to help no matter who you are or the issues you're facing through cancer.  We can help with services that are free, confidential and accessible.  These services are available for carers, family and friends as well.  We also run support groups in the community.

Our services aim to help those affected by cancer maintain a positive future outlook and make the most of living in the present.

We offer an extensive range of practical services.  Services may vary from Centre to Centre but examples include:

  • Information on cancer and treatment issues
  • emotional and psychological support, either through counselling or a variety of workshops and educational groups and programmes
  • theraputic massasge
  • transport to treatment - related appointments
  • loan of lazi-boys and other equipment to help you
  • use of sun-screen dispensers for public events

You do not need a referrral - in fact - due to privacy issues we are not given your name or contact information by your doctor or health professional.  To access our services we need to hear directly from you or your carer.

You are welcome to contact any of our Centres and key staff directly by clicking on the Centre contact links below:
Hawke's Bay