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Cancer Support Groups

Cancer Support Groups - What is it for

Members of the cancer support groups identify themselves with a similar tumor type or have common goal/direction. Most of these support groups are co-led by a volunteer patient leader and a team of healthcare professionals such as medical social worker, nurses and medical physicians. Activities include medical education, health information and psychosocial support.

                  

  • Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Support Group      

    ​10 Dec 2022​Virtual Craftmaking: Clay Dish
             
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  • Breast Cancer Support Group
    Breast cancer is one of the most common cancer among women and it can have a severe impact on the patients’ self-esteem. Many of the patients’ needs are multi-faceted. The support group aims to address some of the common concerns and issues experienced by breast cancer patients. The support group is only for patients diagnosed with stage 0 – 3A breast cancer.

    Date/Time ​Topic ​Synopsis

    14 November 2022, Monday

    3.30pm - 5.30pm​

    Online (ZOOM)

    Coping With The Fear of Recurrence

    The thought and fear of cancer recurrence is commonly experienced and is very anxiety provoking for many cancer survivors. While we cannot control whether cancer may return, we can exercise some control over how much this fear of recurrence to lead our lives. 

    Join our Medical Social Worker, Ms. Eunice Lee, to explore strategies to cope with these fears without having them halting our lives.


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  • Malay Support Group
    In cancer journey, patients would sometimes find it easier to speak to someone who can speak their mother tongue and how patients go through their cancer journey can be influenced by their ethnicity as well. As such, Patient Support Programme has offered Malay Support Group to our Malay-speaking cancer patients and their caregivers as well.

    Date/Time ​Topic ​Synopsis
    12 November 2022, Saturday
    3.00pm - 4.30pm

    Function Room
    National Cancer Centre Singapore, Level 4
    Apakah Penjagaan Paliatif?
    ​Bolehkah masih ada penjagaan holistik untuk pesaki kanser apabila pilihan rawatan menjadi terhad? Sertai Kami bersama Dr. Victoria Wong untuk memahami dengan lebih lanjut mengenai penjagaan paliatif.

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  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer (NPC) Support Group 
    Nasopharyngeal Cancer (NPC) cancer patients often experienced side effects in terms of their sense like taste and smell and these side effects include difficulties in swallowing, loss of taste etc. As these side effects are unique to the cancer types, a support group specially for patients with nasopharyngeal cancer is set up for patients with the cancer diagnosis to come together and share their experiences and encourage one another in their cancer journey.

    Date/Time ​Topic ​Synopsis
    4 November 2022, Friday

    7.00pm - 9.00pm

    Function Room

    National Cancer Centre Singapore, Level 4


    ​We invite you to join us for an evening of sharing and support as we hear and learn from each other's cancer and treatment journey. 

    Sign up here!

  • Mandarin Support Group
    As we started our programme for cancer patients, we have received numerous feedback of patients who could only understand Mandarin or prefer the talks to be conducted in Mandarin. Bearing this feedback in mind, we have started this support group with the aim to have some of the common topics in other programme conducted in Mandarin for the benefit of this group of patients.



  • The Revival Connection (TRC) Support Group
     
    Date/Time ​Topic ​Synopsis

    19 November 2022, Saturday

    2.30pm - 4.00pm

    Function Room, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Level 4

    Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), Advance Care Planning (ACP) & Advance Medical Directive (AMD) Do your family and loved ones know what to do, if you no longer have the mental capacity and ability to plan and articulate your wishes?

    Many patients find it helpful to share their wishes in advance with their loved ones but many are often also uncertain how to  bring up such topics. Join us to explore the various resources available to support us in communicating and documenting our care preference.

    Sign up here!


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Cancer Support Groups - Preparing for surgery

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