Patient Support Groups

Finding Support

 


Being diagnosed with cancer is a life-changing event. Going through the cancer journey is never easy. From the moment you learn that you are diagnosed with cancer, having to go through treatment or even in instances when you realise that your cancer has returned, all these can leave you feeling shocked, upset, angry, alone, and a myriad of other emotions. All these feelings can be difficult to deal with especially if you have many questions which you want answers to.

 

Here at the NCIS, we have a number of patient support groups you can join. These support group platforms provide a place for people to share common concerns and emotional support. It also gives you an opportunity to connect and interact with other cancer survivors or patients who share similar experiences. Our support groups are facilitated by oncology specialists and patients are encouraged to share their experiences through regular activities and meetings.


Currently there are nine support groups where patients can find empathy in sharing sessions, interactive group activities, as well as educational talks. 

 

 

Acute Leukaemia Warriors Support Group  

The Acute Leukaemia Warriors Support Group hopes to encourage young adults to overcome their battle with the disease and triumph as confident individuals with a strong passion for life and a heart to support fellow young adult Acute Leukaemia patients, so that the battle can be won together. 

 

 

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 close ones.

 


Haematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplantation (HPCT) Support Group

The HPCT Support Group helps HCT patients, as well as their caregivers and families, 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 treated at.

 


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 Sydrome (MDS) Support Group was initiated to reach out and support the needs of MDS patients and their caregivers, as well as act as a platform of 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, psychological, and emotional support to NPC and head and neck patients and caregivers. The group is formed under the auspices of the National Healthcare Group (NHG) and works closely with health and medical professionals.

 


Sarcoma Support Group

The Sarcoma Support Group aims to provide a safe and comforting environment that allows for interaction and shared experiences amongst Sarcoma patients and caregivers who face difficulties in coping with the diagnosis, treatment and side effects.

 


 

If you are keen to form a support group for cancer patients at the NCIS, kindly drop us an email at ncishrc@nuhs.edu.sg and we will be in touch shortly. 

 

 

Cancer Support in Singapore

 

There are various support groups in Singapore that you can connect with if you require any assistance. You can find out more about these groups by clicking on the links below: