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Harbour Cancer & Wellness

Private Service, Oncology, Cancer Network Group



Harbour is a leading cancer treatment centre located on Auckland’s North Shore. Harbour specialists integrate cutting edge treatment, prescribed exercise and supportive therapies to provide exceptional care for people with cancer.


Cutting Edge Treatment

We provide cancer treatments across all tumour streams including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapies, hormonal treatment, haematology services and symptom management.

Oncology Physiotherapy and Exercise

Prescribed exercise treatment is considered the gold standard of cancer care. Our oncology physiotherapy team, led by Megan Schmidt, provide physiotherapy assessment and tailored exercise sessions at our centre.

Pharmaceutical Guidance

Our in-house pharmacist provides expert knowledge of pharmaceutical treatments, as well as information and education on complementary and alternative medicine.

Massage Therapy

Specialist massage therapy can be a valuable part of treatment and recovery. Therapeutic massage sessions are available at our centre.

Supportive Care

We assist people to access specialist providers and psychologists for additional support. 

Our Team

Our Oncologists and Haematologists have expertise in all tumour types including blood cancers, and cancers of the breast, lung, melanoma, male genitourinary 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 is here to support you through the whole of your cancer journey.
Click here for information about our Medical Oncologists, Haematologists, Physiotherapists and our full team.

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 the 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.


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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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.


Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (25 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (31 Jan), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun).

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

Services Provided

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Unichem Northern Clinic Pharmacy is conveniently located on site.

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Contact Details

General Enquiries and Referrals
T (09) 220 3333
F (09) 925 4496

Clinic Nurse
M 021 242 4310

T (09) 220 3333
F (09) 925 4496
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Oncology Wellness Centre (Physiotherapy, Psychology, Dietetics & Massage)

212 Wairau Road
Wairau Valley
Auckland 0627

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212 Wairau Road
Wairau Valley
Auckland 0627

This page was last updated at 9:10AM on October 11, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Harbour Cancer & Wellness.