Cancer Society Otago and Southland
Cancer Network Group Service
The Otago & Southland Division
The Otago and Southland Division works to improve community wellbeing by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer with core activities in Support Services, Health Promotion, Information and Research.
Our comprehensive range of support services is designed to help patients, carers, friends and family deal with the impact of cancer while maintaining a positive future outlook. The Health Promotion Team focuses on reducing the risk of cancer by supporting communities to create healthy environments.
We receive no direct government funding and rely solely on the generosity of donors for funding.
Please refer to our website to find out more about what we offer and how you can access our extensive range of services, alternatively please feel welcome to contact us. The Otago and Southland Division covers a wide area, and has staff located on the ground in Dunedin, Invercargill, East and Northern Southland, Central Lakes, North, South and Western Otago.
Our Core Activities
Nursing support services
- Support during treatment
- Support for family/whānau/partners
- Support groups
- National Travel Assistance Scheme
- Volunteer driving services
Wellness / healthy lifestyle
Hospitals and cancer treatment centres
- Whanau support services
Welfare & advocacy services
- Advocacy services
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
|Mon – Fri||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
How to access this service
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.
Use our online referral form
For cancer information and support phone the Cancer Information Helpline on 0800 CANCER (226 237) or email SupportiveCare@cansoc.org.nz
We have a friendly team of trained nurses and social workers who are available to help and provide information and support to people, their families and supporters who have a cancer diagnosis or who are receiving treatment for cancer.
Dunedin - South Otago
(03) 477 7447
(03) 477 6669
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This page was last updated at 1:06PM on November 19, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Cancer Society Otago and Southland.