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.
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.