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

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COVID 19 update

As per the Government's announcement, we are now at Alert Level 2. Please refer to the Cancer Society NZ website for full details https://www.cancer.org.nz/
We want you to know we are still here to provide information and support. Our offices are open from today 9am-4pm. If you do come into our office you will need to either scan the Covid QR code on your phone or sign in on our Covid register. Mask wearing & physical distancing is a necessary precaution in our office. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Our Support Coordinator Cyndy is available to provide support and information: Contact her on 027 2580075 cyndy@cancernelson.org.nz, or ring the office on 03 5391137. If you do need to meet in person, contact ahead to make a time to meet at our office.

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

This years allocation has now been used.

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 and 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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