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:  

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

Plymouth and District Bowel Cancer Support Group meets once a month at the Invicta Hotel on the Hoe, Plymouth. Contact Wendy Wilson via or Visit Website

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   07711 597165    07596 813777

For more information:

For meeting information:



Truro –

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


BRCA Support Group meets regularly in Plymouth throughout the year. Please click here to find out: What is BRCA?

Contact Lisa Lillicrap 07814 475 733 or via e-mail:

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Support is  a friendly group supporting those with CLL. Meeting dates available via the website

Susan Gilbert, CNS Birch ward Email:  Visit Website

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 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:  

For information on all other Head & Neck Cancer Support, please contact Geoffrey N. READ at:

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 

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:

Or by phone: Pam Griffiths 01752 785094 

Visit Website     

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.

Contact Dan Silver 07769 158300, email, see dash of silver on Facebook  

South-West Mesothelioma Group

Contact Christine Jones – CNS on 01752 432383 or email

Myeloma Support Group meets 13.30-3pm 1st Friday of each month in the conference room, Derriford Centre for Health and Wellbeing.


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 @ . Alternatively contact David Squires via email:

Sarcoma Focus Group

Liz Ridgeway – CNS

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.