Eating Well in Winter

Eating Well in Winter   Julie Holt, Cancer Information Nurse and Mandy Savage, Heath Promoter, Cancer Society Kapiti Hearing of the continuing spread of coronavirus in many other countries is distressing. How lucky we are in New Zealand to be living our lives as...

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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...

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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...

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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 taking time...

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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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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...

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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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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...

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