​A cancer support group can be of valuable assistance to the patient and his family members. Cancer support groups are created specifically to help address the different concerns of cancer patients and their family members. 

Being part of a support group links you to others with similar experiences. It provides a means for you to understand how others are coping, learn from them, as well as share your experiences with them. Different cancer support groups provide different services, catered to different patients.

The services provided by the various support groups are as follows:​

Singapore Cancer Society Multi-Service Centre

9 Bishan Place #06-05
Junction 8 Office Tower
Singapore 579837
Tel : (65) 1800-727-3333 Fax: 6499 9140
The Singapore Cancer Society provides rehabilitation care and patient support programmes and services for patients. There are a total of 4 programmes that are open to patients and survivors at any stage in their cancer journey. Spouses or caregivers are encouraged to participate and membership is free. These programmes are:
  • ​SCS Colorectal Support Group - for Colorectal Cancer patients and survivors
    1. The SCS Colorectal Support Group focuses on helping patients adjust to their new lives.
    2. Meetings enable members to share their experiences with others who are facing similar situations. Stoma therapists are present at the meetings to give professional advice on how to cope efficiently with the illness.
    3. Sessions are held every second Saturday of each month.
  • SCS New Voice Club - for Throat (Larynx) Cancer patients and survivors
    1. The SCS New Voice Club assists patients who have undergone laryngectomy to learn how to speak again.
    2. Sessions are held weekly on Tuesdays.
  • SCS Reach to Recovery - for Breast Cancer patients and survivors
    1. This programme aims to help breast cancer patients recover from their initial emotional trauma by addressing their fears and providing a listening ear.
    2. It also provides assistance to the patient's family members by providing tips for exercises during the rehabilitation stage, explaining how to dress the patient's wounds and other useful information.
    3. Lastly it also encourages the patient to interact with cancer survivors through the monthly support group meetings. In addition, this support group provides volunteers to carry out follow up visits, to ensure the patient's emotional well-being.
  • SCS Walnut Warriors - for Prostate Cancer patients and survivors
    1. Although Prostate Cancer may be treated effectively when detected early, such treatments may lead to side effects which could cause difficulties and anxieties for those who are undergoing or have undergone treatment. The SCS Walnut Warriors aim to help those affected by Prostate Cancer adjust to a new lifestyle.
    2. Meetings are held every last Saturday of each month.

Children's Cancer Foundation -KKH family support centre

Level 7, Children's Tower
KK Women's & Children's Hospital
100 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229899
Tel : (65) 6297 0203, 6296 6997

The Children's Cancer Foundation focuses on helping children diagnosed with cancer to cope with their medical conditions.

It might be difficult for some parents to understand their child. The Children's Cancer Foundation provides parents with professional counselling to help them understand the needs of their child and enable them to cope better with their child's illness.
  • Therapeutic play
Therapeutic play activities aim to maximise the child's quality of life. Once diagnosed with cancer, the child has to go through various transitions as well as experience a great deal of discomfort from treatment. Therapeutic play allows the child to do activities which bring forth a sense of normalcy and facilitates the development of supportive relationships throughout the family.
  • Parent support programme
This programme provides parents with a chance to receive mutual support from other parents who are faced with similar situations. Parents can increase their understanding on how to cope with cancer and have an avenue to express their deepest concerns and fears in dealing with this crisis.

Breast Cancer Foundation​

26 Dunearn Road
Singapore 309423
Tel: (65) 6352 6560
BCF website: https://bcf.org.sg/​​

The Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) recognises that it is crucial for the patient to remain mentally well in order to recover quickly. It provides support to help patients understand their current condition and facilitates the sharing of personal experiences among patients. These sharing sessions help patients deal with the physical, psychological and emotional demands of dealing with the disease.

The BCF also aims at helping patients understand the support system available within the hospital. This would increase the patient's confidence and in control of their situation.

The Revival Connection​

National Cancer Centre Singapore
11 Hospital Drive
Singapore 169610
Tel: (65) 6436 8117
Email: nssghh@nccs.com.sg

The Revival Connection is a support group tailored for survivors of recurrent cancers. This support group provides services such as allowing patients of similar conditio​ns to encourage and share their experiences with one another as well as to help those who have survived the ordeal to maintain a positive outlook on life.​