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

Dr Jonathan Adler 

Palliative Care Services, Wellington Hospital

Tom Marshall 

Clinical Psychologist, Spinal Unit, Burwood Hospital, Christchurch

Marie Glenys 

Grief Counsellor, Christchurch

Associate Professor Chris Atkinson 

Medical Oncologist, Oncology Service, Christchurch Hospital and the Cancer Society of New Zealand’s Medical Director

Meg Biggs, Julie Holt, Liz Wright 

Cancer Society Information Nurses

Sarah Stacy-Baynes 

Information Manager

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


Cancer affects New Zealanders from all walks of life, and all regions of our beautiful country. This cover photo was taken by Lindsay Keats in the Botanical Gardens, Wellington.

Cancer Society of New Zealand Inc. (2008)

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