Cancer support groups offer mutual support and information for people with cancer and often to their families. Many people who have attended a support group say it can help to talk to others who have gone through a similar experience. Others have commented that being around people who understand can help overcome the sense of isolation they had experienced. Support groups can also offer many practical suggestions and ways to cope.
Cancer Council ACT co-facilitates the Cancer of the Lung and Mesothelioma Support Group which is open to anyone with lung cancer or mesothelioma and/or their families and friends. The group meets monthly at the Canberra Region Cancer Centre. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cancer Council 13 11 20.
There are many other cancer support groups available in and around the ACT that may be suitable for you. Cancer Council also runs a number of telephone and internet support groups. Call 13 11 20 or click here for a list of cancer support groups that we are aware of in the area.