Lung cancer

This information provides you with information about lung cancer, diagnosis, different types of treatment, practical support and the emotional impact of cancer. Read our appendix for information about your lungs, how they work, what cancer is and how it grows. For more information on practical support and the emotional impact of cancer, we suggest you read Coping with Cancer: Your guide to support and practical help.

Information is summed up in Key Points at the end of each section of the guide. We have translated our Key Points into te Reo Māori for those who prefer to read information in this official language of New Zealand.

If you find this information helpful you may like to pass it on to your family and friends to help them understand your lung cancer. 

The words in bold are explained in the glossary.

Cancer Society Information and Support Services 

The Cancer Information Helpline is a Cancer Society service where you can talk about your concerns and needs with cancer nurses on 0800 CANCER (226 237).

Your local Cancer Society offers a range of services for people with cancer and their families.

These services may include:

  • volunteer support including drivers providing transport to treatment
  • accommodation while you're having treatment away from home
  • support and education groups.

The range of services offered differs in each region so contact your local centre to find out what is available in your area.