Your community to talk everything cancer

Welcome to CancerChatNZ

This forum is for people who want to ‘talk’ about their experiences of cancer.

Who can use it?
CancerChatNZ can be used by anyone who has internet access who has a question or information to share anonymously with other CancerChatNZ users. First you must request registration. Due to spamming, registrations will now be done via email requests only to the above link. Please detail in your email your full name and your preferred email address. Once we have registered you, you will receive an email with your user name and password. All posted messages are viewed by our moderators to ensure that CancerChatNZ is provided as a supportive communication forum.
What is ‘CancerChatNZ’?
The Cancer Society of New Zealand, Wellington Division’s forum, facilitating information sharing and support between people touched by cancer.
Do posted messages represent the views of the Cancer Society of New Zealand?
No, we merely offer a forum to facilitate information sharing and support.

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Nurses Blog

Who do you wear your daffodil for?

As Winter draws to an end, the Cancer Society is asking everyone “who will you wear your daffodil for”? Today I am wearing it for my grandmother, Allie Earl Wicks – a strong willed and gracious Texan. Texans like to be where the tea is sweet, words are long, the days... read more

Tips to help with sleep problems

First and foremost- don’t fret. If you are awake and not able to sleep get up and do something until you feel tired, then head back to bed. Keep your bed for sex and sleep only, so when you get into bed you’ve trained your brain that this is all about sleep. Some... read more

Insurance After A Cancer Diagnosis

At a recent forum in Wellington, we heard from an insurance expert about helpful hints regarding insurance after a cancer diagnosis. People often come into the Cancer Society to ask us about this, so we felt it would be a good idea to share their tips. For travelling,... read more