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

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During the red traffic light setting, the Cancer Society Nelson Tasman Centre must change how it operates to keep our clients and staff safe. We want you to know we are still here to provide you with support.

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.
Our support groups and programmes will be continuing online where possible.
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.
The Cancer Society Nelson Tasman office will be closed and our staff will be working remotely from home. We look forward to hearing from you with any questions, or for any support needs you may have.
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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