Support through treatment

If you and your family have been recently diagnosed or are receiving treatment for cancer, Cancer Society’s Cancer Support nurse specialists can offer help.

Our experienced nurses visit you at home and give practical information and support to help you manage throughout treatment. Our nurses stay in touch during treatment by visiting and phoning at times that suit you. This service is free of charge.

 Cancer Support Nurse Specialists can help with:

  • Listening to the concerns and questions that are most important to you and your family and working with you to find solutions
  • Understanding cancer and its treatment
  • Managing cancer symptoms and treatment side effects
  • Understanding and emotional support
  • Explaining the hospital system and what to expect
  • Talking to other health professionals involved in treatment to help care progress smoothly
  • Referrals to other Cancer Society support services
  • Finding other useful services
  • Practical problems like getting to treatment

The community nursing service is available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Ask your nurse or doctor to refer you or to find out more call us direct on 0800 CANCER (226 237) or email


If you live in Northland


Our Community Liaison Nurses are registered nurses experienced in cancer care, based in Whangarei, Opua and Kaitaia. They offer support to people throughout Northland who have been recently diagnosed with a new or recurrent cancer. Support is provided through home visits or telephone. Support and further information is available to people with cancer to help them manage.

The Liaison Nursing Service is available from 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

You can either ask your nurse or doctor to refer you, or you or a family member or friend can phone us at Daffodil House on (09) 437 5593 or toll-free on 0800 366 066 or email us at

One of the wonderful Cancer Society liaison nurses