The Cancer Society would like to thank for their reviews, advice, and contributions:
Dr Jonathan Adler
Palliative Care Services, Wellington Hospital
Clinical Psychologist, Spinal Unit, Burwood Hospital, Christchurch
Grief Counsellor, Christchurch
Associate Professor Chris Atkinson
Medical Oncologist, Oncology Service, Christchurch Hospital and the Cancer Society of New Zealand’s Medical Director
Meg Biggs, Julie Holt, Liz Wright
Cancer Society Information Nurses
We also thank the people who reviewed this edition and offered many valuable suggestions. Thanks to our Cancer Society volunteers who agreed to be photographed for our booklet covers.
Cancer affects New Zealanders from all walks of life, and all regions of our beautiful country. This cover photo was taken by Lindsay Keats in the Botanical Gardens, Wellington.
Cancer Society of New Zealand Inc. (2008)
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