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New Zealand Family Cancer Service
Private Service, Oncology, Breast, Cancer Network Group, Genetics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Our team includes a psychologist who has extensive experience of working with individuals and families adjusting to the impact of inherited cancers and related issues.
Finding out that you, or that someone you love, have tested positive for a particular cancer gene can be devastating and cause a lot of distress and anxiety. There are many things to consider and many issues that can arise when someone tests positive, including different risk management strategies (prophylactic surgery or ongoing surveillance) and indeed if someone tests negative when other family members have tested positive.
We offer a confidential space to reflect and talk through these issues and formulate strategies for your physical and emotional wellbeing.
The team are also able to assist with coping with emotions associated with cancer diagnosis, during your treatment pathway and after treatment is completed.