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  • Advocacy

    national office / our work / advocacy

    The Cancer Society of New Zealand is a non-profit organisation which receives no direct financial support from Government. This ensures we can inform and lobby the...

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  • Advocacy

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    The Cancer Society of New Zealand is a non-profit organisation which receives no direct financial support from Government. This ensures we can inform and lobby the...

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  • Advocacy

    national office / our work / advocacy

    The Cancer Society of New Zealand is a non-profit organisation which receives no direct financial support from Government. This ensures we can inform and lobby the...

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  • Advocacy

    national office / our work / advocacy

    The Cancer Society of New Zealand is a non-profit organisation which receives no direct financial support from Government. This ensures we can inform and lobby the...

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  • Internal radiation — brachytherapy

    cancer information / treatment / radiation treatment / internal radiation brachytherapy

    Internal radiation (also known as brachytherapy) involves placing radioactive seeds or wires, such as caesium, iridium, or iodine into the body close to the cancer. Why is...

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  • Brief information about radiation treatment

    cancer information / treatment / brief information about radiation treatment

    This information will provide you with information about radiation treatment and the support and information your doctors, nurses and the Cancer Society can offer you. We...

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  • What happens when I have treatment?

    cancer information / treatment / radiation treatment / your experience of radiation treatment

    This section explains what happens during radiation treatment with either external or internal radiation treatment. External radiation treatment The machine you are treated with will depend on the...

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  • Position statements

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    Breakthrough therapies and the introduction of a New Zealand Early Access to Medicines Scheme Alcohol & Cancer Risk Breast Awareness Electronic Cigarettes[/assets/Positions-Statements/Position-statement-E-CIGARETTES-2018-ID-15984-230718-ID-20120.pdf] Folate and Reducing Cancer...

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  • Library

    how we can help / looking for answers / library

    The Cancer Society has an excellent free lending library with books, videos, DVDs and CDs on cancer and its treatment. If access to the library is difficult,...

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  • Suggested reading and websites

    cancer information / living with cancer / sex and cancer / suggested reading and websites

    Reading *Good Loving, Great Sex: Finding balance when your sex drives differ* by Dr Rosie King, Random House, Australia, 1998. *Intimacy After Cancer: A woman’s guide* by Dr Sally Kydd...

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