If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with bowel cancer, we’re here to help
How we can support you
Join our Facebook support group for patients & whānau
Our Facebook group provides a supportive environment for people affected by bowel cancer to talk through their journey with others going through similar experiences.
It’s a closed group to ensure privacy, which means only members of the group can see posts. Family members/whānau are also welcome to join, but you must have a close family member undergoing treatment. We also have group rules to create a supportive and welcoming atmosphere.
When you ask to join, you’ll be asked to answer a couple of simple questions. One of these is that you live in New Zealand (because overseas treatments and procedures are often different). If you don’t answer all of the questions, you won’t be accepted – we do this to protect the privacy of our members.
Contact our bowel cancer nurse support service
Our confidential nurse support service is available by email 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An experienced registered nurse will be able to answer questions about the effects of various treatments, explain bowel cancer terminology, and provide support, information and contacts for other services.
Please note: this service is for non-urgent enquiries: it’s not a medical advice service and shouldn’t be used for diagnosis or treatment without further consultation with your GP and/or health team. If you or a member of your whānau are feeling unwell, please contact your GP, free call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or in an emergency, call 111.
If you have a query, please check our About Bowel Cancer or Support sections first, where you’ll find information about all aspects of bowel cancer, including resources, recipes, a service directory and personal stories of other Kiwis affected by bowel cancer.