Support groups for people with cancer

We run regular online, COVID-safe support groups for people with cancer, on topics such as alcohol, sugar and healthy eating.

At World Cancer Research Fund, we work with oncology specialists to provide support sessions for people living with and beyond cancer.

These support groups are online and led by an expert. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions on cancer and nutrition, and receive tailored clinical advice.

The group sessions are private (you need to register) and open to anyone who has been affected by cancer including those who have received a cancer diagnosis, carers and loved ones.

We cover a range of topics such as sugar and cancer, alcohol and cancer, and healthy eating and cancer. We also hold occasional support groups for people diagnosed with a specific cancer type.

Next support group

  • Date: Wednesday 26 January 2022
  • Time: 1–2pm
  • Topic: alcohol and cancer

In honour of Dry January, oncology specialist dietitian Adele Hug is hosting a live support group for anyone affected by cancer, exploring the ever-popular topic of alcohol and cancer.

In this interactive session, Adele will go through the biological effects of alcohol intake in relation to cancer cell growth and cell death, and explore how drinking alcohol affects us during and after cancer.

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There will be further support sessions on Wednesday 23 February and other dates to be confirmed. More details soon.

If you would like to register your interest for a future support group, suggest a topic, give us feedback or would simply like to know more, please email