The New Zealand Family Cancer Service is a team of health professionals who provide genetic and medical care, supporting New Zealanders and their families who may be concerned about their personal or family history of cancer.
Our vision is that all New Zealanders can access trained, trusted and skilled professionals, from the comfort of their own home or where you are comfortable talking with us.
Our team of family cancer specialists comprises health professionals with the following areas of expertise:
- breast cancer
- women’s cancers
- chemotherapy treatment
- colorectal (bowel) cancers
- genetic risk assessment (genetic counselling)
- psychology services
Our health professionals are also part of a larger cancer care network, and have relationships with cancer gene specialists, radiologists, gastroenterologists, plastic surgeons and specialist nurses, across New Zealand.
The New Zealand Family Cancer Service is represented by our logo.
Central to this are three koru representing;
- Whanau – being an extended family
- Hapu – a grouping of people through descent
- Iwi – people bound together by descent from common ancestors
Which gives rise to the family tree.
The hands that hold the koru symbolise our commitment to support individuals and their families who suffer from increased cancer risk.
We at the New Zealand Family Cancer Service are united by a singular purpose – we want to make a difference. We give back to programmes or community groups that are working hard to reduce the cancer burden in New Zealand.
i gasegase o le kanesa tuufaasolo i toto o aiga