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Cancer Society Whanganui

Cancer Network Group Service



We are here to support local people and their families when they are faced with a diagnosis of cancer.

FREE services we provide include:

  • one on one support with our Supportive Care Coordinator
  • transport to treatment or appointments locally, in Palmerston North or Wellington
  • information brochures and books
  • softies for breast cancer aftercare
  • support groups for men
  • advocacy
  • health promotion programmes & initiatives including sunsmart schools, shade and sunscreen loans & workplace presentations.

Outside services that we subsidise and/or facilitate include:

  • counselling - by appointment
  • massage therapy - weekly by appointment
  • breastcare consultants (prosthesis & bras) - Twice a month


How do I access this service?

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Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Wellington Anniversary (24 Jan), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan — 7 Jan.

Services Provided


  • Wigs

Aids and equipment

  • Prosthetics

Cancer research


  • Home & family

Exercise and relaxation

  • Massage therapy

Supportive health

  • Psychology
  • Social work


  • Support during treatment
  • Support for family/whānau/partners
  • Support groups


  • National Travel Assistance Scheme
  • Private transport
  • Volunteer driving services

Welfare & advocacy services

  • Advocacy services

Cancer Types

Breast, Childhood Cancers, Gynaecological, Leukaemia and Blood, Lung, Prostate, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Others, Brain and Spinal, Head and Neck / Thyroid, Upper Gastrointestinal (Oesophagus / Stomach / Liver), Lower Gastrointestinal (Bowel / Rectum / Anus), Kidney, Bladder, Testicular, Sarcoma

Contact Details

3 Koromiko Road
Manawatu-Wanganui 4501

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Street Address

3 Koromiko Road
Manawatu-Wanganui 4501

Postal Address

PO Box 7116
Whanganui 4501

This page was last updated at 10:38AM on October 18, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Cancer Society Whanganui.