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

The Impact of Mood on Pain -some helpful suggestions

Fran Hurnen – Clinical Psychologist, Hurnen, Psych, Health & Rehab Ltd Cancer pain can arise from a number of areas, the cancer itself and some treatments for cancer; it may be worsened from the effects of other diseases. It does not always follow a predictable...

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World Smokefree Day- 31st May 2020

Ahana Kumbhat, Health Promotion Advisor, Cancer Society Wellington Tobacco was introduced in Aotearoa in late 1700s and its consumption peaked in 1950s leading to increased incidences of lung cancer.  It has been 70 years since tobacco was first identified as the...

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Connecting with Nature

  Judy O'Byrne, Counsellor and art therapist, Cancer Society Wellington Two weeks ago our blog focused on the importance of hope and then last week was written to support those who are caregivers and support others.  Both have highlighted the value to taking time...

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