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Harbour is a private cancer treatment centre providing all medical therapies for cancer and blood disorders including:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy (including Yervoy, Keytruda and Opdivo)
  • Targeted therapies (including all available tyrosine kinase inhibitors)
  • Hormonal treatment
  • Paxman scalp cooling to prevent chemotherapy hair loss
  • Overnight admission to hospital (if required).

We prioritise constant learning, development and innovation to ensure we provide our patients with the best available therapies.

Our Oncologists and Haematologists have expertise in all tumour types including blood cancers, and cancers of the breast, lung, melanoma, male genito-urinary system (prostate, bladder and kidney), female reproductive system (ovary, uterus and cervix), gastrointestinal tract (oesophagus, stomach and bowel), brain and cancers of unknown primary.

Our centre is designed for comfort, convenience and privacy, and our experienced team of medical oncologists and nurses are here to support you through the whole of your cancer journey.
 

Our Team

Click here for information about our medical oncologists and our nurse manager, Vicki Dolphin.

We are located within the Southern Cross North Harbour Hospital in close proximity to radiology, laboratory and surgical services.

 

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

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Referral Expectations

For patients
At Harbour we know how stressful a diagnosis of cancer can be. Once you have been referred to us we will guide you through any treatment or investigations you may need.

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Procedures / Treatments

  • 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. Surgery offers the greatest chance for cure for many types of cancer, especially those cancers that have not yet spread to other parts of the body.… 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

  • Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy is the use of medicines to kill or reduce the spread of cancer cells.  Chemotherapy is given as cycles and may be given once a day, once a week or even once a month.… 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 helpful for your oncology team to know what other therapies you might be taking as sometimes there can be interactions with their treatment. More

Charges

Harbour Cancer Centre is an Affiliated Provider to Southern Cross Health Society. If you are a Southern Cross member, this allows us to help make claiming on your insurance easy.

Public Transport

The Auckland Transport Journey Planner will help you to plan your journey.

Pharmacy

Unichem Northern Clinic Pharmacy is conveniently located on site.

For other pharmacy options: Find your nearest pharmacy here

Contact Details

Chemotherapy Day Unit / Nurses
T (09) 925 4451 or (09) 925 4470
M 021 242 4310
nurses@harbourcancer.co.nz

Referrals
T (09) 925 4444
F (09) 925 4496
referrals@harbourcancer.co.nz
Complete the electronic referral form here

Gate B
232 Wairau Road
Wairau Valley
Auckland 0627

Harbour is located within Southern Cross North Harbour Hospital

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Street Address

Gate B
232 Wairau Road
Wairau Valley
Auckland 0627

Harbour is located within Southern Cross North Harbour Hospital

Postal Address

P.O. Box 101-488,
North Shore Mail Centre,
Auckland City, 0745

This page was last updated at 9:56AM on April 11, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Harbour Cancer Centre.