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...

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...

Are You Supporting Someone With Cancer?

Julie Holt, Cancer Information Nurse, Cancer Society Wellington I’ve been thinking today what a tough time partners, family, friends of a person with cancer have – the huge emotional burden, the financial juggling, the new roles to take on, dealing with the...

Finding Hope  

Julie Holt, Cancer Information Nurse, Cancer Society Wellington ‘Hope is a pleasant feeling linked to a belief that the desired outcome could happen. As a cancer patient, I assure you the pleasantness counts for something. Like honey added to a bitter mix, hope takes...

Managing Lymphoedema in Lockdown

Naena Chhima, Cancer Information Nurse and Lymphoedema Therapist. Managing lymphoedema in lockdown can be difficult, especially if you are used to going to a lymphoedema therapist regularly to help manage the swelling. Self-massage and exercise at home Follow this...
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