Awareness Events

It seems that every day we’re acknowledging a health or social issue with an awareness day or week, even a month. These events are great as they draw our attention to important things we need to keep in mind, to live as healthily as we can. Take this month of  June...

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...

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...
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