Emotions and cancer-Ngā Kare ā-roto me te Matepukupuku

This section discusses the emotional effects of cancer.

Everyone copes in their own way when they hear they have cancer. A cancer diagnosis may cause you to feel a range of strong emotions such as shock, anger, sadness, uncertainty, and hope. These are all natural reactions. 

In a traditional Māori approach, wairua (spirit), whānau (family), our relationship to the land and the natural world, and the physical effects of illness are not separate from our emotions or our mental health.


You can find more information and support through these sites

Health/Mental health

Family/Whānau support


Books and resources