The Cancer Society was first established in 1929 and it is the leading non-government organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence of cancer and ensuring the best cancer care for everyone in New Zealand.
The Cancer Society is proud it is regarded as one of New Zealand’s most trusted charities.
As an independent organisation, the Cancer Society is entirely reliant on fundraising income so it can provide a wide range of free services to the one in three people affected by cancer in New Zealand.
There are over 100 different cancer diseases. The five most common cancer diagnoses are colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, melanoma and lung cancer.