Cancer Support Groups
Find the best support for you
This section of the website is for people who have been diagnosed with cancer, their families and friends. All are welcome.
The list below includes all known cancer support groups in the Plymouth area. Click on a group to expand the information.
If you can’t find a group for your type of cancer please contact the Just Cancer Support Group below.
There is advice and support too at Macmillan Cancer Support, which offers a free helpline 8am-8pm 7 days a week on 0808 808 00 00
and at The Mustard Tree, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Derriford on 01752 430060.
Groups that are part of the Network are represented at network meetings, take part in training, and organise joint events.
You are welcome to attend any group meeting or to contact the organisers listed below.
You can also browse national support groups by clicking the button below.
If you cannot find a specific support group for your condition or want to talk to other people who are or have been affected by cancer then please contact our Chairman at the Just Cancer Support Group by clicking below.
Meets regularly in Plymouth throughout the year. For further details please contact us via e-mail: email@example.com
The Bladder and Kidney Cancer Support Group meets 12.30-14.00 on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Mustard Tree. All welcome.
You can contact Vanessa Wilcox, CNS-Uro-Oncology or call 01752 431534. Visit http://bcsg.derriford.mt-soft.net/
Cornwall Bowel Cancer Support Group has seasonal meetings: please ring the organisers Claire Ferris & Candy Coon on 01872 252693
Brain Tumour Support Devon, Cornwall & Plymouth
has monthly brain tumour support groups take place in:
- Exeter – First Friday in the month
- Plymouth – Last Friday in the month
- Truro – Second Tuesday in the month
Home visits available by request.
The service is available to both the patient and family members who are also affected by a brain tumour diagnosis.
Brain Tumour Support Central Support Team: 01454 422701
Julie@braintumoursupport.co.uk 07711 597165
Trish@braintumoursupport.co.uk 07596 813777
For more information:
For meeting information:
Bosom Pals Social Group meets from 7pm every 4th Wednesday of the month at Fort Stamford Health and Social Club
Contact Kim Millross on 07812 958411 or email Bosompalsplymouth@gmail.com
Gynae Girls is a social group for women affected by any form of gynaecological cancer (cervical, ovarian, etc). We meet to share experiences, hold social events and raise awareness of these cancers. We meet on the last Monday of each month from 6.30 p.m at The Invicta Hotel, 11-12 Osbourne Place PL21 2PU just off Plymouth Hoe
Come along or contact Gynae Girls on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07754665832. You will be warmly welcomed
Contact Juan De Cruz or Suzanne Greep
The Plymouth Head & Neck Cancer Support Group was, unfortunately, forced to disband at the end of 2020 due to a lack of volunteers to run it.
However, there is a Plymouth Laryngectomee Support Group being set up. The contact details for this group can be found on the National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs (NALC) website: http://www.laryngectomy.org.uk/club-list/
For information on all other Head & Neck Cancer Support, please contact Geoffrey N. READ at: email@example.com
See Bladder and Kidney Cancer Support Group
British Lung Foundation – Breathe Easy Support Group is a support group for anyone affected by a lung cancer diagnosis. Meets 1.30-3.30-p.m. at Tothill Community Centre, Knightion Road, St Judes, Plymouth, PL4 9DA.
Contact Christine Prinn on 0300 303 0253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpline 03000 030 555
Plymouth Lymphoma Support Group meets for clinical and social talks with a bit of social time, friendship and a listening ear. Meets at Derriford Centre for Health and Wellbeing.
For further details please contact us via email: email@example.com
Or by phone: Pam Griffiths 01752 785094
Dashnet supports all men diagnosed with cancer. Meets last Tuesday of the month 10am to noon and 6-8pm at The Brook Inn, Plympton We believe that nobody should ever have to wake up to the news that they have cancer and also that nobody should ever have to go through it alone. We at Dash are proud of Dashnet, our men affected by cancer support group here in Plymouth.
South-West Mesothelioma Group
Contact Christine Jones – CNS on 01752 432383 or email Plh-tr.Mesothelioma-Nurses@nhs.net
During the coronavirus pandemic the Plymouth Prostate Cancer Support Group have easy to use, weekly group video calls (using ZOOM). You only need am internet conneection + basic computer with a camera and microphone, or smart phone. You will be guided every step of the way by your host and be part of a friendly session with guest speakers, chat and Q&A. Please visit our website for support and meeting details @ www.chestnutappeal.org.uk . Alternatively contact David Squires via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See Male Cancer above
If you haven’t found a cancer support group just for your condition, then please contact our Chairman at the Just Cancer Support Group by clicking the button above. Thank you.