A cancer diagnosis can cause tremendous uncertainty and upheaval. During these times the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society can provide one-on-one emotional and practical support to people with cancer, their whānau and loved ones.
Our caring and dedicated staff are here to support you. They will:
- listen to your questions and concerns
- provide accurate information about cancer and treatment
- offer support services and advocacy following a cancer diagnosis
- suggest ways to cope with uncertainty
- connect you with other support organisations or networks.
Thanks to the generosity of our communities and the dedication of many volunteers around the region, our services are free.
Cancer Society supportive care nurses
Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society supportive care nurses are experienced nurses with specialised knowledge and skills in supporting people with cancer in the community.
Following a cancer diagnosis, our friendly nurses can provide:
- home-based support for you and your whānau
- information about cancer and treatment
- assessment and support to manage the side effects of treatment
- referrals to other healthcare professionals and community services
- links to other Cancer Society services and support groups.