Support Groups

People react in different ways when they learn they have a woman's cancer.

Feelings can be muddled and change quickly.  This is quite normal and there is no right or wrong way to feel.  It may be helpful to talk about your feelings with your partner, family members, friends, or with a counsellor, social worker, psychologist or your religious/spiritual adviser.  Talking to other people with a woman's cancer may also help.

Our Health Promotions Educator is available to link in with those who make contact with NZGCF and in the future we aim to utilise Facebook and potentially other forums to continue this support.

These online networks would be open to women at any stage of their gynaecological cancer journey to receive support, advice, advocacy, information, referrals and friendship. As we grow, we would like to build specific support groups for women dealing with different types of gynaecological cancer.

In the meantime if you would like to get in touch with our Educator, please contact  us on educator@nzgcf.org.nz

Below are support websites to visit, click on the links for more information:

Specialist private cancer care in Auckland (Epsom and North Shore), Tauranga and now in Whangarei, New Zealand.
Find up-to-date information about providers, referral expectations, services offered and common treatments via Healthpoint.
The Cancer Society of New Zealand is the leading patient advocate in New Zealand, providing a voice on all kinds of issues including cancer detection and treatment.
PINC & STEEL provides support to people affected by cancer, helping them take their first steps on the road to recovery.
Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is the only worldwide cancer support charity, providing free, practical support for people dealing with the side effects of cancer treatment.

Living with cancer brings uncertainty but there are targeted treatment options available that may improve quality of life, manage symptoms and have a positive impact on wellbeing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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