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Cancer Society Whanganui

Cancer Network Group Service


8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.


We are here to support local people and their families when they are faced with a diagnosis of cancer.

FREE services we provide include:

  • one on one support with our Supportive Care Coordinator
  • transport to treatment or appointments locally, in Palmerston North or Wellington
  • information brochures and books
  • softies and sleeves for breast cancer aftercare
  • support groups for men, women & lymphoedema
  • advocacy
  • health promotion programmes & initiatives including sunsmart schools, shade and sunscreen loans & workplace presentations.

Outside services that we subsidise and/or facilitate include:

  • counselling - weekly
  • massage therapy - weekly
  • breastcare consultants (prosthesis & bras) - three times a month
  • wig consultant - once a month.

Service Areas


  • Wigs

Aids and equipment

  • Prosthetics

Cancer research


  • Home & family

Exercise and relaxation

  • Massage therapy

Supportive health

  • Lymphoedema
  • Psychology
  • Social work


  • Support during treatment
  • Support for family/whānau/partners
  • Support groups


  • National Travel Assistance Scheme
  • Private transport
  • Volunteer driving services

Welfare & advocacy services

  • Advocacy services

Cancer Types

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


8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

How to access this service

Contact us directly for more information.

Contact Details

3 Koromiko Road
Manawatu-Wanganui 4501

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Street Address

3 Koromiko Road
Manawatu-Wanganui 4501

Postal Address

PO Box 7116
Whanganui 4501

This page was last updated at 11:29AM on February 11, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Cancer Society Whanganui.