Health Checks

Health Checks- Mandy Savage, Health Promoter, Cancer Society, Kapiti Office In this new normal it is important that we look after ourselves and our whanau.  Make time to get regular health checks or see a GP for something new that you are concerned about. This will...

Looking After Your Immune System

Julie Holt, Cancer Information Nurse, Cancer Society,Wellington If you have cancer many types of treatment weaken your immune system, making it harder to fight off infection. We know this can be a worrying time especially in the era of Covid-19. However, this...

Breathers, Sustainers and Restorers.

In these uncertain and challenging times we are realising the importance of managing stress more than ever before. Adding a cancer diagnosis or cancer treatment of oneself or a loved one to the worldwide Covid-19 crisis can leave people feeling anxious, overwhelmed...

Tips to Help you Sleep

                                                                  Viv Hurnen, Counsellor, Cancer Society Wellington. 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...

Understanding the Rhythm of Sleep

Difficulty getting to sleep, and sleep problems are common for people with cancer and many support services offer advice on management. This often includes exercise, a relaxing evening routine, avoiding caffeine later in the day and stopping screen use in the evening....
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