The Canterbury Regional Cancer and Blood Service covers the needs of patients within the areas covered by the Canterbury District Health Board - Nelson/Marlborough, South Canterbury and the West Coast Districts.
Our services are made up of the following:Medical Oncology
Medical Oncology is the cancer treatment speciality which involves the use of anti-cancer drugs.
Radiation Oncology is a specialised field of medicine that is primarily devoted to the treatment of cancer using radiation.
Haematology is the speciality which diagnoses and treats both non-malignant and malignant diseases of the blood and bone marrow.
Our Palliative Care Service provide support and care to people and their families who are dealing with life threatening illness.
Ward 27 is Christchurch Hospital's Oncology in-patient ward. It has 25 beds and provides specialist care for both medical and radiation oncology patients.
The Canterbury Regional Cancer and Blood Service is involved in many large international clinical trials and you may be asked to participate in one.
A wide variety of health care professionals who provide practical help and support as well as information resources to patients and their families.
The AYA service provides co-ordinated, age appropriate care and psycho-social support for adolescents and young adults aged 12-24 who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Please remember that the CDHB grounds are SMOKE FREE. Information and help to stop smoking is available through our department or visit www.quit.org.nz.