*One-on-one support

Being diagnosed with cancer can be one of the most difficult situations a person would ever face in their lifetime. The Cancer Society provides one-on-one emotional and practical support to people with cancer, their family/whanau and friends.

Caring and dedicated staff in our regional divsions and centres 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.

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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/whanau
  • 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.