Welcome to the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society

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

  • Alisha's making the jump - again!

    Alisha's making the jump - again!

    For many people, a skydive is a once in a lifetime experience. For Alisha Matthews, once wasn’t enough. The 29-year-old has signed up to Jump for Cancer for the second year in a row and is aiming to raise even more for the Cancer Society in 2019.

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  • They were strangers now they're family

    After his cancer diagnosis, Kerry Grassam had to travel two and a half hours to Hamilton for treatment. Support from the Cancer Society and being able to stay at the Cancer Society’s Lions Lodge made all the difference during this difficult time.

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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
Community Organisation Grants Scheme
Dragon Community Trust
Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust
The Southern Trust
The Lion Foundation
Trust Waikato