What people with cancer
and their families need to
know about covid-19

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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.

We will continue to support people on our Cancer Information Helpline 0800 CANCER (226 237) or you can contact Cyndy Smith, our Support Coordinator (03) 5391137 | 027 2580075.

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.

Our volunteer driving service will still be operating for people needing transport to treatment and we will ask for clients' vaccination status. Our volunteer drivers are all fully vaccinated.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us on (03) 539 1137 or email info@cancernelson.org.nz if you have any questions.

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. SmokefreeSunSmart); providing information and resources for the local medical community and the general public; and networking to improve communication links with other related organisations.

New Zealand Cancer Society

We have several major fundraising events during the year. All proceeds stay within the Nelson Tasman region.

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