Welcome to the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society

Supportive care available for people with cancer during Covid-19 alert level 2

If you or a loved one have cancer, you may be concerned about how you will get the support you need as New Zealand continues to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We want the community to know our supportive care nurses are still here to offer information, advice and support at every alert level.

Although support groups and programmes are not be possible during this time, our nurses are available to provide one-on-one support, and we continue to accept new referrals.

Contact our supportive care team on 0800 22 77 44 or email us at admin@cancersociety.org.nz.


Today 60 New Zealanders will hear the words, “I am sorry, you have cancer”. 

If you or someone you care about has cancer, if you want to help provide support, or reduce your own risk of cancer  – you have come to the right place.

At the Cancer Society, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect every aspect of your life and we are here to help you through.

The Cancer Society can help you get to your medical appointments, or provide accommodation if you live far away from hospital. Our specialist nurses can support you through your treatment and answer any questions you have – big or small.

And if you want to talk – we are here to listen.

No one should face cancer alone… with the Cancer Society here, you won’t have to.     


What's On

What's on

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Coping with cancer

Coping with cancer

Information and practical suggestions that will help you during your cancer experience.

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Cancer Information Helpline and Services

Cancer Information Helpline and Services

If you or a loved one has questions about cancer or if you need support call our helpline service 0800 CANCER (226 237)

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What you can do

What you can do

Ways you can reduce your risk of cancer

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Our Sponsors

Brian Perry Charitable Trust
Dragon Community Trust
Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust
The Southern Trust
The Lion Foundation
Trust Waikato