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 family/whānau and friends.
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 quality 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 liaison nurses
The Waikato/Bay of Plenty Division Cancer Society liaison nurses are experienced nurses with specialised knowledge and skills in supporting people with cancer in the community.
Following a cancer diagnosis, our friendly liaison nurses can provide:
- home-based support for you and your family/whānau
- information about cancer and treatment options
- assessment and support to manage the side effects of treatment
- a link to other health care professionals and community services
- referrals to other Cancer Society services and support groups.