Being diagnosed with cancer can be extremely stressful. We understand this and we want you to know our team is here to support you in every aspect of your care and treatment. We welcome you to ask any questions that are on your mind. Our caring and expert team is here to help.
At your first appointment you may not remember to ask everything you would like to. We have put together a set of common questions you might have for us.
If there is any extra information you need please feel free to speak to the nurses.

Question reminder list
View our list here.


How long will it take to get an appointment?
We will see all referrals within 1 week of receiving them, and most with 48 hours.

How much will my treatment cost?
Each treatment program is individually tailored based on the type of cancer, medication prescribed and planned duration of therapy. We’d be happy to provide a quote once your Oncologist recommends a treatment plan.

What do I bring to my first appointment?

  • A list of all your current medications from your GP
  • All your relevant x-rays, scans and blood test results
  • Notes I letters I reports from your doctor
  • Hearing Aid (if you wear one)

Where do I park?
If you are visiting us for chemotherapy – there are six allocated parks for Harbour Cancer Centre patients in the North Harbour Hospital car park. Please enter through Gate B.
If you are visiting us for physiotherapy or massage, please enter through Gate A, there is visitor parking available.

Support Services

Cancer Society 

The Cancer Society offers free ‘coping with cancer’ talks for adults with cancer and their supporters, run by experienced psychologists and nurses. To find out more about these talks, held in Glenfield, Auckland call their free helpline on 0800 226 237.


Look Good Feel Better

Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand

Sweet Louise

Prostate Cancer Foundation 

Melanoma NZ

Bowel Cancer NZ

Lung Foundation NZ