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Please direct any enquiries to the South East Coast (SEC) Strategic Clinical Network for Cancer (Tel: 01293 729 154 and 01293 729 163).

Support groups

You can visit the NHS Choices website for information on cancer support groups in your area which allows you to use a postcode search to find those closest to you.

We also have also compiled our own alphabetical lists of local groups and national groups which you may find useful.

Talking about illness may not be easy as a patient or carer, adult or child.

Support groups are for people with cancer, some groups are led by a health care professional. Some people find support groups very helpful, although this may not be the case for all.

It is quite usual for a group to include people with different types of cancer at different stages. This wider experience helps people see their own problems from a different perspective.

Macmillan have written a book that contain practical advise to help patients talk about their feelings. This can be viewed on line or via Macmillan for a printed copy ( publications are free to patients).

The National Cancer Institute (America) has some helpful on line publications.

Macmillan Cancer Support offers help on line and by way of publications.

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