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Cancer Society Northland

Cancer Network Group Service

Today

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

The Cancer Society of New Zealand is an independent non-government organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in the community through research, support, information and health promotion.

Regarded as one of New Zealand's most trusted charities, the Cancer Society is reliant on donations and bequests.

The services we offer include

  • Psychosocial support from experienced nurses which includes advice on concerns, assistance with transport and accommodation
  • Domain Lodge is an accommmodation servcie for those having cancer treatment in Auckland
  • Health Promotion advocacy to prevent cancer
  • We also are a major private funder of cancer research

Our nurses focus on supporting patients especially at the time of diagnosis, and after treatment. They are available to visit people at home, or provide support over the phone as required.

While we directly empoly one nurse who works our of our office in Whangarei we also have partnerships with the PHO and four Māori providers who have nurses who work in collabroation with us to cover Northland.

Cancer Society Northland covers the area between Kaiwaka in the South and Cape Reinga in the North, and is a service of the Cancer Society Auckland division.

In terms of health promotion, the Cancer Society Northland works collaboratively with other community groups to achieve healthy public policy and to promote healthy lifestyle choices.

Being smokefree, practising sunsmart behaviour, eating a healthy diet, limiting alcohol consumption, and being active as part of everyday life can help to reduce the risk of developing some cancers as well as other chronic diseases.

Some of the activities carried out by the Cancer Society to reduce the risk of cancer include advocacy and education in the areas of:

  • SunSmart Schools Accreditation programme
  • SunSmart workplaces
  • Smokefree parks and playgrounds
  • Sunsmart and Smokefree events
  • Healthy eating and catering choices

There are many ways to support the Cancer Society and people living with cancer in your community.

Become a volunteer

Cancer Society volunteers provide help and support in a number of areas:

  • Transporting patients to treatment and appointments
  • Clerical support at Daffodil House
  • Assisting with events such as Daffodil Day and Relay For Life
  • Make a donation

By supporting the Cancer Society you are helping to provide free support services and information for people affected by cancer and also supporting vital scientific research into causes and treatment of cancer.

Service Areas

Nursing support services

Accommodation

Counselling

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Transport

Support

  • Support during treatment
  • Support groups

Cancer Types

Breast, Leukaemia and Blood, Lung, Prostate, Others, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Brain and Spinal, Head and Neck / Thyroid, Upper Gastrointestinal (Oesophagus / Stomach / Liver), Lower Gastrointestinal (Bowel / Rectum / Anus), Kidney, Bladder, Testicular, Gynaecological, Sarcoma

Hours

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tue – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Our office hours are officially 8.30 to 4.30 Monday to Friday.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 23 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec. Closed 28 Dec — 29 Dec. Open 30 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan.

How to access this service

Having cancer can be hard, finding help needn't be. 

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, we are here to help. We offer a range of free support services for people living with cancer, their family/whanau and friends.

We offer

  • Cancer Information Service
  • Community Liaison Nursing Service
  • Counselling and Psychology Service
  • Help with transport to treatment
  • Accommodation during treatment

Cancer Information Helpline

Our Cancer Information Helpline is a national toll-free service available to people with cancer, their family/whanau, the general public and health professionals.

Experienced cancer nurses are available to answer your phone call or email on any cancer-related question, in confidence and in plain language.

Call them to find out about:

• all types of cancer
• cancer treatments and side effects
• clinical trials and research
• coping with cancer
• support in the community
• what you can do to reduce your cancer risk
• complementary and alternative therapies.

For cancer information and support phone the Cancer Information Helpline on 0800 CANCER (226 237) or email

Visit our website

https://auckland-northland.cancernz.org.nz/

Call in to Daffodil House at 73 Kamo Road, Kensington, Whangarei

or to make an appointment or find out more contact Cancer Society Northland on

(09) 437 5593 or toll-free 0800 366 066

Contact Details

To make an appointment or find out more please contact the Cancer Society Northland on (09) 437 5593 or toll-free 0800 366 066

73 Kamo Road
Kensington
Whangarei
Northland 0112

Street Address

73 Kamo Road
Kensington
Whangarei
Northland 0112

Postal Address

PO Box 8100
Kensington
Whangarei 0145

This page was last updated at 10:42AM on July 3, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Cancer Society Northland.