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...

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...

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....

Self-Isolation- staying in the bubble.

Staying home or working from home is quite an unusual thing for many of us. Humans are social creatures and we get this important contact with others through our jobs, sports, hobbies and communities. Suddenly having to stay in our own homes and keep away from...

Coping with cancer over Christmas and the holidays

The holiday season can be difficult for people who have experienced a major change or loss in their lives. Feelings of loneliness, isolation and sadness can be common and holiday traditions can be painful reminders of how life has changed. Energy, money and Christmas...
Positive SSL