Support and self-help organisations

This page gives patients information on various cancer support groups throughout the UK as well as other European and English speaking countries. To make the list easier for patients' orientation the support groups are divided into four main categories using a few criteria  - whether the support group deals with all types of cancer or specialises in one type of cancer only, whether the support is aimed to assist the patient or people caring for them, other criteria are the primary site of cancer (the part of body in which cancer started), and a country in which the particular support group operates. These groups are usually a great source of understanding and a compassionate reference.