Cancer Patient Support Groups

The National Cancer Institute of Singapore (NCIS) has a number of cancer patient support groups you can join.

Finding Support 
Being diagnosed with cancer is a life-changing event. From the moment of the diagnosis to going through treatment, and even maybe realising that the cancer has returned, patients feel shocked, upset, angry, alone and a myriad of other emotions. These feelings can be difficult to deal with, especially when there are so many questions needing answers.

At the National Cancer Institute of Singapore (NCIS), there are a number of cancer patient support groups to join. These platforms provide a place for people to share common concerns and emotional support. This cancer support community gives patients an opportunity to connect and interact with other cancer survivors or patients who share similar experiences. The support groups are facilitated by oncology specialists, and patients are encouraged to share their experiences through regular activities and meetings.

There are currently seven support groups for cancer patients where they can find empathy in sharing sessions, interactive group activities, as well as educational talks.

Breast Support Group
The Breast Support Group is a project by NCIS oncology nurses for breast cancer patients and survivors.

Gynaecologic Oncology Patients TEAL Support Group
TEAL is a support group for Gynaecologic Oncology patients in the National University Hospital. It is a joint project by the NCIS Division of Oncology Nursing, the NCIS Division of Gynaecologic Oncology and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the National University Hospital. This group supports gynaecologic cancer patients, their caregivers and loved ones.

Haematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplantation (HPCT) Support Group
The HPCT Support Group helps HCT patients, as well as their caregivers and families, to cope with the social and emotional challenges of undergoing HCT by providing vital information and personalised support services.

Lymphoma Support Group
The Lymphoma Support Group reaches out to patients with lymphoma and their caregivers. The group is open to all patients with lymphoma, regardless of which hospital they are from.

Multiple Myeloma (MM) Support Group
The Multiple Myeloma (MM) Support Group was established to reach out to MM patients and their caregivers. This group is open to all MM patients, regardless of which hospital they are from.

Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) Support Group
The Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) Support Group was formed to reach out and support the needs of MDS patients and their caregivers, as well as act as a platform for emotional support among fellow MDS patients and caregivers, via both formal and personal patient sharing sessions.

NPC oneHeart Support Group 
The NPC (Nasopharyngeal Cancer) oneHeart Support Group aims to provide knowledge, as well as psychological and emotional support to NPC and head and neck patients and caregivers. The group was formed under the auspices of the National Healthcare Group (NHG), and works closely with health and medical professionals.

If you are keen to form a support group for cancer patients at the NCIS, email

There are various cancer support groups in Singapore that patients can connect with if they require assistance. Find out more about these groups by clicking on the links below:

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