Prostate Cancer Local Services

Where Can I Get Support?

Once diagnosed, there are a range of health professionals at the hospital who will form part of your treatment team. As well as being under the care of one or more specialist doctors (oncologist and/or urologist) you will have support from:

  • Nurses 
  • Physiotherapists
  • Social workers
  • Cancer Psychology Service 

They will all help in different ways with your treatment and recovery. It can be confusing to work out who is who so it’s important to ask if you are unsure. Some of the other supports listed below can help you answer questions you might have.

What about Other Support?

The Whanganui Cancer Society is based around the corner from the hospital at 3 Koromiko Road. They have a number of free services available for you and your family/whanau and we recommend you arrange to see Kerri, their Supportive Care Coordinator to find out more about these services.

Phone: 06 348 7402 Email: enquiries.wgi@cancercd.org.nz

Local Men’s Support Group

Whanganui is fortunate to have a very active Men’s Support group who meet on the 1st Monday of every month at 7pm at the Cancer Society rooms at 3 Koromiko Road. Some of the men are also available to speak by phone or visit if you wish to talk about your diagnosis and treatment. They are not medical people but have had their own experience of prostate cancer and can answer a lot of the questions that may be going through your mind at a time like this.

Brian 06 348 7115 - 027 555 0338 

Lance 06 345 8809 - 027 767 8333

Roger 06 343 2271 - 021 143 7508

Men’s Support Group Meeting dates for 2019:

3 Koromiko Road from 7-9pm 

February 4th

March 4th

April 1st

June 10th

July 8th

August 5th

September 2nd

May 6th

October 7th

November 4th

December 2nd

Below is a local prostate cancer resource:

"Tips from guys who have been there."

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