Being diagnosed with cancer can be one of the most difficult situations a person would ever face in their lifetime. The Cancer Society provides one-on-one emotional and practical support to people with cancer, their family/whanau and friends.
Caring and dedicated staff in our regional divsions and centres are here to support you. They will:
- listen to your questions and concerns
- provide accurate information about cancer and treatment
- offer quality support services and advocacy following a cancer diagnosis
- suggest ways to cope with uncertainty
- connect you with other support organisations or networks.
Supportive Care Coordinators
Cancer Society of New Zealand Central Districts Division Supportive Care Coordinators are experienced with specialised knowledge and skills in supporting people with cancer in the community.
Following a cancer diagnosis, our friendly Supportive Care Coordinators can provide:
- home-based support for you and your family/whanau
- information about cancer assessment and support to manage the side effects of treatment
- a link to other health care professionals and community services
- referrals to other Cancer Society services and support groups
- advocacy between other Community Services and Government agencies.