Cancer Society Web User Guide

The Cancer Society’s Editorial Process

We acknowledge all the clinicians and experts who have contributed and reviewed our cancer information on the inside back cover of each booklet, which can be seen in the PDFs of the booklets and in the relevant pages on this website. An Editorial Team of Cancer Information Registered Nurses writes our cancer information booklets and sheets. A staff of qualified Health Promoters and Health Professionals write and review our information sheets and resources on reducing the risks of cancer, e.g. information on how to be SunSmart and information about Tobacco and Quit Smoking resources.

The Cancer Society’s Medical Director, Dr Christopher Jackson, checks and signs off the cancer information in the Society’s cancer information booklets and cancer information sheets along with the Editorial Team (Julie Holt, Kate Velenski, Rebekah Irwin and Hypatia Stacy-Baynes (editor)).

Information on the Cancer Society website

The information provided on the Cancer Society of New Zealand’s website is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own doctor.

Privacy Policy

The personal information collected from the visitors of our website, including their identity, remains confidential. We respect the law(s) on confidentiality applicable to this website (New Zealand) and we will never pass on these data to any third party, unless required by law.


The Cancer Society of New Zealand’s website does not host any form of advertisement.

Use of Cookies

The Cancer Society of New Zealand website uses a cookie to store your preferred region.  Cookies are small text files that we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences.

We also use Google Analytics to help analyze how users are using the site. Google Analytics uses cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. This information is not personally identifiable and is not shared with any third party.

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Disabling Cookies

Cookies save you time as they can remember what font size you prefer the website to use. Cookies help us to be more efficient as we learn about what content is important to users from your browsing habits.

If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer, you can disable them at any time from your Web browser. If you opt out of cookies you will disable cookies from all sources, not just those from the Cancer Society website unless otherwise noted. This may reduce the functionality and user experience of some websites.

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