One-on-one support

Being diagnosed with cancer can be one of the most difficult situations a person would ever face in their lifetime. The Cancer Society provides one-on-one emotional and practical support to people with cancer, their family/whanau and friends.

Caring and dedicated staff in our regional divsions and centres are here to support you. They will:Daffodil

  • listen to your questions and concerns
  • provide accurate information about cancer and treatment
  • offer quality support services and advocacy following a cancer diagnosis
  • suggest ways to cope with uncertainty
  • connect you with other support organisations or networks.

Our team of Cancer Society support coordinators are experienced nurses with specialised knowledge and skills in supporting people with cancer in the community. 

Following a cancer diagnosis, our friendly support coordinators can provide:

  • information about cancer and treatment options
  • support to manage the side effects of treatment
  • a link to other health care professionals and community services
  • referrals to other Cancer Society services and support groups.

To access one-on-one support please call 0800 226 237 or email