Cancer support groups
These groups provide the opportunity to chat and share experiences, listen to speakers, have social events and meet new friends who will have a unique understanding of each other. Very occasionally the time or date may change due to a specific event so please check before attending.
For further information (unless stated in the group information) please contact the John Le Vay Cancer Support and Information Centre on 01473 715 748.
The centre is open Monday to Friday – 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Lymphoma / CLL support group
The group usually meet on the 4th Thursday of alternate months from 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm in the John Le Vay Cancer Support and Information Centre (unless otherwise advertised).
There are group sessions on 25th August, 13th October and there is a Christmas meal on 13th December.
Gynaecology support group
The group usually meet on the 2nd Tuesday in the month at the John Le Vay Cancer Support and Information Centre from 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm.
The group is facilitated by Debbie Logan.
Skin cancer support group
The group usually meet on the 1st Tuesday every other month (January, March, May, July, September, and November) between 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm at the John Le Vay Cancer Support and Information Centre. Free parking can be arranged and refreshments are provided.
The evenings are always friendly, relaxed and attended by the Macmillan skin cancer clinical nurse specialist. There are regular education-themed evenings, and partners or family are welcome to attend too.
For further information please contact Rachel Alexander on 01473 704 717.
East Suffolk Prostate cancer support group
The group meets on the first Wednesday every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December) in the Lecture Theatre, Post Graduate Centre, Ipswich Hospital, IP4 5PD.
At each meeting we have a guest speaker followed by refreshments and an opportunity to exchange experiences, information and support in a friendly atmosphere.
Membership and car parking are free of charge.
For further information, please contact Glenda Willmot (Secretary) or Jeff Willmot on 07936 012945 or Christopher Southcott on 01473 311 025 or visit our website.
Myeloma support group
The group usually meet every other month on a Thursday from 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm. The meetings are held at Ascension Hall, Larchcroft Road, Ipswich IP1 6AN.
The meetings are facilitated by Jayne Chapples.
‘Cake, Cancer and Coffee’ – Stowmarket support group
The group usually meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm. It is for people affected by cancer including carers, family and friends, to share tips, experience and support.
Meetings are held at Red Gables, Ipswich Road, Stowmarket IP14 1BE
For more information, contact Suzanne on 07486 510 772 or by email Stowmarket Cancer Chat
Sudbury area cancer support group
This group is for adults over 18 with cancer and their carers, to give support, friendship, information and social activities.
The group usually meet on the 4th Thursday of the month from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. It is held at the Common Lands Room, The Christopher Centre, 10 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury CO10 2EU
Venues do occasionally change and other activities are arranged by the group.
For more information please contact Ruth or Phil Worsley on 01787 370 987 or via email
General cancer support group in Eye
The group is held at Hartismere Place Day Centre (next to the Eye Health Centre, Castleton Way, Eye IP23 7DD).
The group usually meet on the 1st Friday of the month from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm.
For more information, please contact Nichola Boughen via the Health Centre on 01379 870 689.Back to top