Further Support

There are a number of organisations which provide specific support and assistance for women with secondary breast cancer.  These include:

  • Metavivors NZ
    www.facebook.co.nz/groups/Metavivors NZ
    A closed Facebook group providing support, friendship and information for New Zeland women and men with secondary breast cancer.  You can also find out more about Metavivors NZ here.
     
  • Sweet Louise
    info@sweetlouise.org.nz
    0800 11 22 77

    Sweet Louise provides information about strategies to help those with secondary breast cancer lead more positive lives and assists them to access particular services. These range from gardening and housework, massage and pedicure to meditation and creative therapies.  Sweet Louise is available in Auckland, Northland, Wellington and Palmerston North.
     

  • The Cancer Society of New Zealand
    www.cancernz.org.nz
    0800 CANCER (22 62 37)

    The Cancer Society provides support and information for people affected by cancer.  Cancer nurses are available to provide support and advice on the cancer information help line.

  • Australia New Zealand Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Group
    www.bcia.org.au
    A website which lists all the open breast cancer clinical trials open to those with secondary breast cancer in New Zealand and Australia.

  • Metavivor
    www.metavivor.org
    An American site dedicated to advocating on behalf of women with secondary breast cancer.  Has some useful information and advice on support. 

  • Breastcancer.org
    www.breastcancer.org
    An American website that has useful information about secondary breast cancer.

Other resources you might like to look at, include: