At York Against Cancer, we regularly partner with other organisations who can help those living with cancer. That’s why we’re always updating our database of local cancer support groups in Yorkshire to make sure you have somebody to talk to. Whatever stage of your treatment, these support groups can be a lifeline. If we have missed any, please let us know by emailing us on email@example.com
Bladder cancer support
St James’ University Hospital Bladder Cancer Support Group
Informative meetings and group support at the Research and Innovation Centre, Seminar Room 2, St James’ Hospital, Leeds. Call 0113 2068997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Blood cancer support groups
Hull and East Yorkshire Myeloma Support Group
This small, informal group meets up once a month on the third Thursday from 1:30 to 3pm. Patients and their families can chat through their experiences at White Cottage, 66 Beverley Road, Dunswell, HU6 OAJ. Call 01482 858 244 or email email@example.com
York Haematology Support Group
The York Haematology Support Group meets at the Huntington and District Working Men’s Club on the first Thursday of every month from 7pm. (Please note this excludes January and August.) The group offers a buddying scheme, speakers from research networks, benefits advice and more. There’s no need to book – just turn up or contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01904 330705
Leeds Lymphoma Association Support Group
Leeds Lymphoma Association Support Group offers monthly meetups (except August) for those affected by lymphoma. Meetings take place on the last Monday of every month from 11am to 1pm at the Robert Ogden Macmillan Cancer Information Centre, St James’s University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7TF. Call 0113 2068337
Bowel cancer support groups
Leeds Bowel Cancer Support Group (patients and carers)
Meet-ups on the first Tuesday of every month from 10-11:30am at the Robert Ogden Centre, St James’s University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7TF. Informal chats with patients and specialists. The advice line number is 0113 2065535.
Scarborough Stoma Care Support Group
March to November meetings on alternate Saturdays from 2:30 to 4pm at The Post Graduate Centre, Scarborough Hospital, Woodlands Dr, Scarborough, YO12 6QL. Contact the Stoma Care Team on 01723 342 388.
Breast cancer support groups
Breast Friends provides support for breast cancer patients in York and the surrounding areas. Activities include one-to-one meetups, luncheon clubs, evening meetings and larger social events. They believe that, through their own experiences, they can offer support to others from the point of diagnosis, throughout active treatment and in living with and beyond their cancer diagnosis.
Living with Secondary Breast Cancer
York and Scarborough Hospitals have launched meet-ups for those diagnosed with later stage breast cancer. The York group meets on the third Wednesday of every month, and gives patients the chance to discuss their experiences with others, as well as a guest speaker and trained counsellor.
Kidney cancer support
Kidney Cancer Support Network
Find more information online or contact the team’s cancer helpline from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Visit Kcsn.org.uk or call 01209 890326.
Prostate cancer support groups
Leeds Prostate Cancer Support Association
Meetings on Saturday afternoons four times a year at The Grove Centre, Horsforth. Contact Ian Yearwood on 07810 626 397.
Scarborough Prostate Cancer
Meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at the Westover Club, 3 Westover Road, from 7:30pm.
York Prostate Cancer Support Group
Meetings four times a year on Mondays at York District Hospital, 5:30pm-7pm. Contact email@example.com.
Testicular cancer support groups
Testicular Cancer web-based support group
Available to patients at The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, and Friarage Hospital, Northallerton. Call 01642 282497.
General cancer support groups around York
York Hospital Cancer Care Centre
York Hospital offers complementary therapies and advice for cancer patients, including aromatherapy, massage, reflexology and Reiki, as well as counselling, chaplaincy services and benefits advice. Find out more here.
Online awareness sessions are now available to patients in Hull, York, East Riding of Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale. These one-hour ‘Cancer Champion’ sessions provide more information on various cancers regularly. You can sign up here.
Leeds Cancer Support
Information and support at the Sir Robert Macmillan Centre, Leeds. Call 0113 206 6498 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
Need to contact us?
Call us on 01904 764 466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our friendly team will be happy to help.