Our Cancer and Blood Department provides care, treatment and support for 1.5 million people within the greater Auckland region.
Auckland DHB’s Regional Cancer Centre treats all cancer patients in the Northern Region (north of Mercer) and is the only public provider of radiation therapy in the region.
Approximately 5,000 new patients are helped by us annually, and 46,000 patients are supported in follow-up or treatment assessment appointments.
One in three New Zealanders will have some experience of cancer, either personally or through a relative or friend. Cancer is the country’s leading cause of death (nearly 30%) and a major cause of hospitalisation.