Nicole's Experience: A Home Away From Home

Nicole's Experience: A Home Away From Home

For people like Nicole, the Cancer Society’s Lions Lodge is a home away from home during cancer treatment.

“For some people there’s a lot of stress at home. But when they’re here, they can just concentrate on getting better. They can go and have a sleep when they want. They don’t have to worry about meals.


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A Home Away From Home During Treatment

A Home Away From Home During Treatment

The Cancer Society’s Lions Lodge in Hamilton provides free accommodation, meals and support for people who travel long distances for cancer treatment at Waikato Hospital.

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The ‘Greatest Show’ comes to Hamilton with the support of LJ Hooker

The ‘Greatest Show’ comes to Hamilton with the support of LJ Hooker

LJ Hooker has once again taken naming rights sponsorship for the Cancer Society Ball.

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Volunteering keeps Shalini grounded

Volunteering keeps Shalini grounded

Master’s student Shalini Guleria says volunteering at the Cancer Society has helped to keep her motivated while researching cancer at the University of Waikato.

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Little Einsteins Relay for friends and family

Little Einsteins Relay for friends and family

Find out why the team from Little Einstein's are lacing up their walking shoes once again for Relay For Life.

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Cancer Society volunteer driving service a lifeline

Cancer Society volunteer driving service a lifeline

Jane Minhinnick doesn't know how she would get to her treatment without the volunteer driving service.

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Relay For Life superhero making a difference

Relay For Life superhero making a difference

There's a simple reason Andy Pryde keeps coming back to relay For Life: "I get a kick out of it."

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Art workshop opens its door to Cancer Society clients in Rotorua

Art workshop opens its door to Cancer Society clients in Rotorua

A series of art workshops in Rotorua gave people affected by cancer an opportunity to unwind and explore creativity.

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Gail's story

Gail's story

When 62-year-old Gail Andersen struggled with isolation after her cancer diagnosis, the Cancer Society provided much-needed services.

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Coping with cancer and the holidays

Coping with cancer and the holidays

Along with good tidings and cheer, the holidays also bring steep expectations and stress. When cancer is thrown into the mix, the season becomes all the more challenging.

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Liz & Wayne's story

Liz & Wayne's story

Liz Claridge was ready to simplify life and enjoy retirement in Whangamata when a mammogram changed everything.

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Neata's story

Neata's story

Strength, perseverance and coming out the other side – Neata’s experience with cancer.

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Understanding support groups

Understanding support groups

When facing a major illness or stressful life change, you don’t have to do it alone. A support group may help.

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Jack's story

Jack's story

When retired school principal Jack Reid found blood in his urine, life changed significantly for the Cambridge local.

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Cancer Society agrees with the need for better sunscreen regulation in New Zealand, but confirms its sunscreens are safe

Cancer Society agrees with the need for better sunscreen regulation in New Zealand, but confirms its sunscreens are safe

The Cancer Society remains committed to reducing the risk of skin cancer for all New Zealanders, thus we are currently investigating why the Consumer NZ testing has returned results different to ours.

Cancer Society products are safe to use, our producers test these products in an approved and recognised facility.

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Double whammy

Judy Farnham shares her story from when she and her husband simultaneously faced cancer.

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Where do Political Parties stand on cancer issues this election?

Where do Political Parties stand on cancer issues this election?

All parties are making ‘health’ an election promise. So we've asked each party standing for government four questions about national cancer issues and opportunities.

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Cancer has no friends

Cancer has no friends

When Jeffrey Coffin was diagnosed with renal cancer in October 2016, he was given just three days to live unless he was operated on.

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Survey about New Zealand charities

Survey about New Zealand charities

Have you been invited to take part in our charity survey? If so, you can read more about it here.

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