Looking After Your Immune System

Julie Holt, Cancer Information Nurse, Cancer Society,Wellington If you have cancer many types of treatment weaken your immune system, making it harder to fight off infection. We know this can be a worrying time especially in the era of Covid-19. However, this...

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Breathers, Sustainers and Restorers.

In these uncertain and challenging times we are realising the importance of managing stress more than ever before. Adding a cancer diagnosis or cancer treatment of oneself or a loved one to the worldwide Covid-19 crisis can leave people feeling anxious, overwhelmed...

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Tips to Help you Sleep

                                                                  Viv Hurnen, Counsellor, Cancer Society Wellington. First and foremost - don’t fret. If you are awake and not able to sleep get up and do something until you feel tired, then head back to bed. Keep your...

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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....

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Exercise at Home

  Exercise is the immune booster we all need right now. When we talk about immune boosters, good nutrition usually comes to mind, but it is not the only health habit to think about. Exercise is a very powerful tool - it is the new prescription for keeping well....

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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...

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Your Bubble

It’s amazing how quickly things have changed in our communities over the last week– working from home, staying local and planning the next big supermarket shop. Added to this is the way our language has changed overnight – phrases we’ve not used before, have become...

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The Nurses’ Blog is Back

                                                             Kia ora koutou katoa Please check out our Nurses Blog https://www.cancerchatnz.org.nz/nurses-blog/ – we had let this slide a while ago but now we’re in lockdown, it seems like a good time to start it up...

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Support for You

Support for You During our work as nurses at Cancer Society Wellington we hear every day how challenging it is to live with cancer and to care for loved ones with cancer. This can only be harder in these tough times of Covid-19. We know there’s lots of uncertainty out...

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