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Welcome to CancerChatNZ
This forum is for people who want to ‘talk’ about their experiences of cancer.
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We often hear stories from callers about how hard it is having a rare cancer – there are few opportunities to connect with others living with the same diagnosis, media stories are usually about more common cancers, and people say they feel very alone. It is estimated...read more
Keeping well in winter There are many changes that occur during the winter months. Noticeably the food choices we make. Colder weather often means less fresh salads, wraps sandwiches and more hot meals such as soup and casseroles. With a bit of planning you can make...read more
I have a lot of experience of art therapy being beneficial for child and adult clients who are experiencing grief, loss and change, including cancer patients. Art therapy, either one-on-one or in a group involves the art therapist building a therapeutic relationship...read more