Cancer Diets: What you need to know

Look out for the latest issue (April 2017) of NZ Healthy Food Guide - it features a great article by Anna Small, dietitian and Cancer Society health promoter. Anna's article explores some of the common myths surrounding food and cancer, tips for managing treatment...

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Are you Ready for Relay?

Relay For Life is a community event that gives everyone a chance to: Celebrate cancer survivors and carers Remember loved ones lost to cancer Fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of Cancer Society. Relay For Life is for people of all ages and...

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Looking for Sunshine? Travel tips

A goal for many people either during a break in their cancer treatment or after treatment has finished, is a holiday or even better – an overseas trip. If you are thinking about this the following tips may be helpful. Some tips: Check with your doctor that you are fit...

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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...

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Serious games survey

Kia ora and hello Cancerchat,   I am a PhD student from Germany (University Kassel) and I am doing a research exchange under the supervision of Dr Karolina Stasiak from the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland. I would be incredibly...

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Caring for your skin during summer

Spring is here! And with it, comes the sun. Getting out in the sun does wonders for our mental wellbeing, improving our mood and energy levels. The days are longer, making it a great excuse to enjoy a nice evening walk, or getting more time in with family and friends....

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Keeping Your Cool – Help for Hot Flushes

Hot flushes (‘flashes’ in America), power surges, whatever you call them, are no fun. They’re part and parcel of many women’s experience of menopause and for women having anti-oestrogen treatments for breast cancer they can be acute and distressing. Too bad if you’ve...

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