During the orange traffic light setting, we will continue to provide clients with support and information. Our office will be open to the public with pre-screening, social distancing and mask use in place.
Over May/June we will be resuming our face to face support groups and programmes, with some procedures in place such as recommended mask wearing. We will also continue a general online support group while there is the need. Please contact Cyndy Smith, our Support Coordinator (03) 5391137 | 027 2580075.
Unfortunately this year's allocation has now been used. A generous bequest has made it possible for the Cancer Society Nelson Tasman to offer skin check vouchers (up to the value of $75 ) to people in the Nelson Tasman region. You can read our Position Statement on Primary Prevention of Skin Cancer Here
Please contact your local GP to access a voucher if you believe you are high risk due to the following:
If you have:
- A mole, freckle or spot that has changed in size, thickness, shape, colour or has started to bleed.
- Lots of moles
- A family history of melanoma
- History of sunburn throughout life, especially during childhood
- Skin that burns easily
- Spend a lot of time working or playing outdoors
Nelson and Tasman Cancer Society
Cancer patients and their families deserve access to the best possible support available. The Nelson and Tasman Cancer Society is your first point of contact for cancer services.
Meet the Nelson Tasman Team
The Nelson Tasman Centre focuses primarily on enhancing patient and family support systems; improving community well-being through health promotion (e.g. Smokefree, SunSmart); providing information and resources for the local medical community and the general public; and networking to improve communication links with other related organisations.