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Access websites and resources that provide quality cancer information.
The Cancer Society of New Zealand is the country’s largest source of information about cancer and its effects. This website provides information on types of cancer, diagnosis, methods of treatment and advice on living with cancer. You can read information online, as free printed booklets (detailed information), or Information Sheets (the brief facts).
Leukaemia and Blood Foundation
The Leukaemia & Blood Foundation is dedicated to supporting patients and their families living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood conditions.
Breast Cancer Foundation
The country’s leading breast cancer education and awareness organisation offering information on screening and early detection, diagnosis, treatment, including downloadable resources.
Gynaecological Cancer Foundation
Information and support for women affected by gynaecological cancers, including uterine, ovarian, cervical and vulval/vaginal cancers.
Melanoma Foundation of New Zealand
The Melanoma Foundation of New Zealand is a registered charitable trust. Its website provides information for people affected with melanoma.
Support and information for young people with cancer, including a national peer support network and recreational programme.
Child Cancer Foundation
The Child Cancer Foundation provides ongoing practical, emotional and financial assistance to children with cancer, and their families.
Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand
Here you can find detailed information on prostate cancer and treatments.
Beat Bowel Cancer Aotearoa
A nationwide, patient led organisation committed to reducing the impact of bowel cancer through awareness, education and support. This website provides information on symptoms, tests and treatment for bowel cancer.
The Ministry of Health has funded free access to this British Medical Journal website for people browsing the web from New Zealand. It provides information on different cancers and describes treatments that work or are likely to work, the harms and benefits, treatments that are unlikely to work or may be harmful and information on tests and operations.
Better Health Channel
The Better Health Channel was established in May 1999 by the Victorian (Australia) State Government. It provides a wide range of health and medical information on conditions including cancer.
Find out more from the Ministry
Reducing the burden of cancer in our community is one of the Government’s priority areas.
New Zealand has developed a Cancer Control Strategy, released in August 2003, which sets principles and goals to guide existing and future actions to control cancer. The New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy Action Plan 2005-2010 describes in detail how the objectives of the Strategy will be achieved.
Since 2008, the Ministry of Health has led a systematic and co-ordinated approach to cancer control through a national work programme involving District Health Boards (DHBs) and regional cancer networks.
The national programme provides a strategic focus for cancer control and for system-wide improvements across the spectrum of cancer services.
This section is a central location for accessing cancer data and health statistics collected and produced by the Ministry of Health and wider health sector.
Find out about the work of the National Screening Unit and the five screening programmes it coordinates nationally.
Learn more about the Ministry's work to reduce smoking prevalence and tobacco consumption.