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Welcome to Canopy Cancer Care

Canopy Cancer Care is a leading private clinic for adult cancer patients.  Our team specialise in the care of patients requiring cancer treatment with chemotherapyimmunotherapyantibody therapyhormone therapy and more targeted therapies.

The Canopy vision is to offer New Zealanders the option of world class cancer care, delivered locally. Every day and with every patient, we work towards this goal.

The Canopy team have been providing world class services in Auckland for over seven years.  During this time we have built a strong team who are all passionate about our patients and the outcomes that matter to them most.  We aim to provide the highest quality of care and will co-ordinate all aspects of treatment where possible.  

Alongside the medical treatment we offer, Under the Canopy is an umbrella of services directly designed to aid a patient either on or after treatment.  Ask your Specialist or Nurse about what this means for you. 

Click here to find a Canopy Cancer Care clinic.  If you would like to be treated at Canopy, ask your GP or Specialist for a referral.

We are located in:

Epsom, Auckland 

Takapuna, Auckland

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

and now also in Whangarei, Northland

 

Why Choose Canopy?

  • Quick appointment times – our target is to have our patients seen by a specialist within 7 days
  • The highest professional standards – comes from selecting only highly experienced and dedicated specialists, nurses and support staff
  • Personalised treatment plans – by professionals committed to delivering quality care, patient experience and outcomes
  • Global sourcing of therapies – we will reach across the globe to ensure patients have access to the most effective drug therapies
  • Individualised patient care program – with a focus on outcomes that matter to patients, the "Under the Canopy" program has been specifically designed to support and empower each patient navigate their personal cancer journey as comfortably as possible
  • Central locations – with easy parking and access. Canopy is co-located with other medical services including radiology, radiotherapy, pharmacy and lab tests
  • Purpose designed treatment clinic – ensuring a calm and relaxed healing environment
  • Specialist on call 24/7 – for complete peace of mind
  • Excellent nurse to patient ratios – to ensure the maximum level of care, a ratio of 4:1 is the standard

 

Procedures and Services Offered

  • Antibody Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Targeted Therapy


Areas of Interest

  • Genomics
  • Cancer Molecular Profiling
  • Brain Tumours
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Gastro-Intestinal Cancers incl:
    • Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST)
    • Oesophageal Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Duodenal Cancer
    • Small Bowel Cancer
    • Colon Cancer
    • Rectal Cancer
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Anal Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Biliary Cancer
    • Gallbladder Cancer
    • Renal Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancer incl:
    • Renal Cancer
    • Kidney Cancer
    • Ureter Cancer
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Testicular Cancer
  • Gynaecological Cancer incl:
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Fallopian Cancer
    • Uterine Cancer
    • Cervical Cancer
    • Vaginal Cancer
  • Leukaemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Pancreas Carcinoma
  • Skin Cancer/Melanoma
 
What is Oncology?
 
Oncology is the area of medicine involving cancer.  An oncologist is a doctor specialising in the treatment of cancer either with chemotherapy (medical oncologist) or radiation (radiation oncologist).  Other doctors are involved in the treatment of cancer such as surgeons, palliative care specialists (doctors who specialise in the treatment of symptoms from cancer that cannot be cured) and general physicians (who often are involved in the diagnosis of cancer).  If you have cancer you are likely to be referred to some of these doctors depending on the type of treatment that is advised.  The Oncology Service also consists of specialised nurses, therapists and social workers as the diagnosis of cancer can affect people and their families in many ways.  The Oncology Department also works alongside hospices and the Cancer Society www.cancernz.org.nz who provide support to people with the diagnosis of cancer.
 
What is Cancer?
 
Everyone’s body is made up of millions of cells, which normally grow, divide and are renewed in a balanced or programmed way. Sometimes this process is disrupted and the cells grow in an uncontrolled way – a solid group of these cells is called a tumour. Another word commonly used for tumour is growth and it can mean the same thing.
 
A tumour/growth can be benign (grows but will not spread into different parts of the body) or malignant (spreads into different parts of the body as well as grows locally). Tumours spread by cells travelling through the lymphatic system (the body’s cleaning system) to lymph nodes (often known as glands) or through blood to other organs in the body. These cells can then multiply.  If this happens the cancer is called metastatic.
Cancer isn't contagious, so you can go on being close to family and friends.

Consultants

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr Elliott Brenman

    Medical Oncologist

    Available at 850 Cameron Road, Tauranga South, Tauranga

  • Dr Reuben Broom

    Medical Oncologist

    Available at 98 Mountain Road, Epsom, 213 Shakespeare Rd, Takapuna

  • Dr Laird Cameron

    Medical Oncologist

    Available at 98 Mountain Road, Epsom

  • Dr Lisa Dawson

    Medical Oncologist

    Available at 213 Shakespeare Rd, Takapuna, 19 Kamo Road, Whangarei

  • Dr Richard Doocey

    Haematologist

    Available at 98 Mountain Road, Epsom

  • Prof Michael Findlay

    Medical Oncologist

    Available at 98 Mountain Road, Epsom, 213 Shakespeare Rd, Takapuna

  • Dr Peter Fong

    Medical Oncologist

    Available at 98 Mountain Road, Epsom

  • Dr Fritha Hanning

    Medical Oncologist

    Available at 98 Mountain Road, Epsom

  • Dr Michelle Head

    Medical Oncologist

    Available at 850 Cameron Road, Tauranga South, Tauranga

  • Dr Carmel Jacobs

    Medical Oncologist

    Available at 98 Mountain Road, Epsom, 213 Shakespeare Rd, Takapuna

  • Dr Joanna Jones

    Medical Oncologist

    Available at 850 Cameron Road, Tauranga South, Tauranga

  • Dr Ben Lawrence

    Medical Oncologist

    Available at 98 Mountain Road, Epsom, 213 Shakespeare Rd, Takapuna

  • Dr Mike McCrystal

    Medical Oncologist

    Available at 98 Mountain Road, Epsom, 213 Shakespeare Rd, Takapuna

  • Dr Vince Newton

    Medical Oncologist

    Available at 19 Kamo Road, Whangarei

  • Dr Richard North

    Medical Oncologist

    Available at 850 Cameron Road, Tauranga South, Tauranga

  • Dr Osama Salih

    Medical Oncologist

    Available at 98 Mountain Road, Epsom

  • Dr Richard Sullivan

    Medical Oncologist

    Available at 98 Mountain Road, Epsom

  • Dr Naera Waters

    Medical Oncologist

    Available at 98 Mountain Road, Epsom, 213 Shakespeare Rd, Takapuna

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Referral Expectations

To be treated at Canopy Cancer Care patients will need a referral from a GP or Specialist.

The background information they supply will include details of the patient's medical history and the results of the investigations such as blood tests and scans.  This information and the referral needs to be sent directly to Canopy Cancer Care at .  If you are in the Bay of Plenty region please send referrals to admintauranga@canopycancercare.co.nz.

Once this information is received, one of our schedulers will contact the patient to make an appointment with the appropriate oncologist or haematologist. 

Please click here to learn more about the appointment process.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy is the use of medicines to kill or reduce the spread of cancer cells and is the treatment used at Canopy Cancer Care.  Chemotherapy is given as cycles and may be given once a day, once a week or even once a month.… More

  • Making the Diagnosis

    Cancer is diagnosed with a number of tests but usually a biopsy is needed.  This is where a sample of the lesion/growth is sent to the laboratory to be examined under the microscope.  This can tell the doctors exactly what type of cancer is present and guides them to what… More

  • Surgical Treatment

    Surgery is the oldest form of treatment for cancer but is not a procedure offered at Canopy Cancer Care.… More

  • Radiotherapy

    Radiation therapy uses special equipment to deliver high doses of radiation (beam of x-rays) to cancerous tumours, to kill or damage them so they cannot grow or spread.   Normal cells may be affected by radiation, but most appear to recover fully from the effects of the treatment.… More

  • Alternative Treatments

    It is very common for people with cancer to want to try other non-medical treatments such as diet or alternative/complementary medicines offered by other practitioners.  It is important for your oncology team to know what other therapies you might be taking as sometimes there can be interactions with their treatment. More

  • Ancillary Services

    Ancillary services are an integral part of the Canopy Care philosophy.  There are a number of different providers who work with the team to provide nutrition, fitness and wellbeing services. More

Charges

An indication of treatment costs will be given at the first consultation.  Patients will need to discuss their insurance position with their oncologist. 

Canopy Cancer Care is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider

Visiting Hours

We encourage patients to bring a support person with them during their consultations and treatments.  There are no set visiting hours.

Refreshments

During your treatment, light refreshments including tea and coffee will be available.  There is also a cafe on site should you require it.

MercyAscot support service

Travel Directions

Canopy Cancer Care is located in Mercy Hospital, at 98 Mountain Road, Epsom. The hospital is approximately 6 kms from Auckland City Centre. The shopping area of Newmarket is a five-minute car journey from the hospital.  The mall 277 on Broadway is approximately 2kms away.

The journey from Auckland Airport is less than 20kms.

Once on Mountain Rd, please enter through Gate 3 and follow the signs.

Please view a map of Mercy Hospital and our location here.

Public Transport

The Auckland Transport website is a good resource to plan your public transport options.

Parking

Free patient car parking is provided. At Epsom, a ten-minute patient pick-up and drop-off zone is situated outside the main entrance of the hospital, accessed through Gate 1. Longer term free parking is available in the adjacent, clearly-signed area, accessed through Gate 3.

There are 30 car parks available at Fred Thomas Drive outside the front of the Auckland Eye clinic.

There are 3 dedicated Canopy Carparks at 850 Cameron Rd.

Accommodation

Some accommodation options can be found here

Pharmacy

There is a pharmacy on site or nearby all of our clinics.

Other

Patient forms and brochures can be found here and here

Contact Details

For 24 hour urgent phone call advice call 0272 189 928

Find our full contact details here.

Location Map

19 Kamo Road
Whangarei 0112

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Street Address

19 Kamo Road
Whangarei 0112

Postal Address

Canopy Cancer Care
Mercy Specialist Centre
98 Mountain Road
Epsom
Auckland 1023
New Zealand

98 Mountain Road, Epsom

Central Auckland

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213 Shakespeare Rd, Takapuna

North Auckland

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This page was last updated at 3:00PM on September 6, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Canopy Cancer Care.