The Cancer Society would like to thank for their reviews, advice and contributions:

Dr Lois Eva

Gynaecologist, Auckland DHB Women's Health – Gynaecology

Associate Professor Peter Sykes

Head of Department, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Christchurch Women's Hospital, Christchurch.

Dr Carol Johnson

Radiation Oncologist, Blood and Cancer Centre, Wellington Hospital

Associate Professor Chris Atkinson

Medical Director of the Cancer Society of New Zealand and Oncologist at St George’s Cancer Care Centre

Penny Bognuda

Gynaecological Oncology Nurse Specialist, Greenlane Hospital, Auckland

Beth Suttie

Oncology Nurse Specialist, Regional Cancer and Blood Services, Auckland District Health Board

Glynis Cumming

Gynaecological Oncology Nurse Specialist, Christchurch Women's Hospital

Meg Biggs, Julie Holt and Michelle Gundersen-Reid

Cancer Society Information Nurses

Sarah Stacy-Baynes

National Information Manager

We thank the people who have experienced cancer and reviewed this edition, and offered many valuable suggestions. We also thank the Cancer Society volunteers who agreed to be photographed for our booklet.


This cover photo of a New Zealand native lilac-coloured hebe was taken by Rob Suisted.

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