The Cancer Society would like to thank for their reviews, advice and contributions:
Health Psychologists at the Cancer Society Auckland
Associate Professor Chris Atkinson
Oncologist, St George Hospital, Christchurch and the Medical director of the Cancer Society of New Zealand
Meg Biggs, Julie Holt and Michelle Gundersen-Reid
Cancer Society Information Nurses
Author of Life, Happiness... & Cancer, patient support advocate
Breast Care Nurse, Palmerston North Hospital
Dr Sue Walthert MB ChB dip Obs FRNZCGP
Developer/Facilitator Bridge to Health Cancer Survivorship Programme Otago/Southland division, Cancer Society of New Zealand
We also thank the people who have reviewed this booklet and offered many valuable suggestions. Some of the material in this booklet is based on information published by the Cancer Council Victoria (Australia). The Cancer Society of New Zealand acknowledges their assistance.
The Society thanks the people who have experienced cancer and reviewed this edition, and offered many valuable suggestions. We also thank the Cancer Society volunteers who agreed to be photographed for our booklet.
The cancer Society would like to thank Louise Goossens and Lindsay Keats for their photography.
Cancer affects New Zealanders from all walks of life, and all regions of our beautiful country.
Cover photo: New Water Fern (Histiopteris incisia) frond shoot unfurling in rain
Photographer: Rob Suisted