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Specific cancer support

Details of specific cancer support groups in the local area. 

Bladder cancer

Leicestershire and Rutland Bladder Cancer Support Group meets three times a year.

For details, telephone 0116 2584637

Bladder cancer

Support group offering information, advice and emotional support for people with Bladder Cancer, The group provides the opportunity to talk to other members, about their treatments and experiences.

For details, telephone 07976260115

Bowel / Bladder cancer

Friends of Sore Valley: a support group for people who have stomas or have had bowel or bladder surgery.

For more information:

Telephone: 0116 258 5184  or email: FOSV2016@hotmail.com

Brain tumours

Brainwaves support Group meets monthly in Leicester. Click here for details.

Breast cancer

Melton Breast Cancer Support Group meets at Melton Baptist Church. 

Ring Morwen on 01664 569299 for details.

Breast cancer

Bosom Friends support group meets at Glenfield Hospital. Click here for details.

Breast reconstruction 

Breast Reconstruction Support Group meets in Leicester. Click here for details.

Secondary breast cancer

Meets in Leicester. Contact Breast Cancer Now for more details:

Telephone: 0808 800 6000

Gynaecological cancer

Gynaecology Support Group meets in Leicester. Please speak to the Gynaecology Nurse Specialist Team for information.

Telephone: 0116 258 4840

Head and neck cancer

Support group meets at Coping with Cancer, Leicester. For details please speak to the Head and Neck Nurse Specialist Team.


Leukaemia Care runs virtual support groups for people affected by leukaemia.

Click here for further information.

Lung cancer and mesothelioma

The MELU support group meets regularly. Click here for details.


Leicestershire and Rutland Myeloma Support Group meets regularly. Click here for details.

Neuroendocrine Tumours

Support group meets in Leicester. Contact Sophie Noble (Neuroendocrine clinical nurse specialist) for details.

Telephone: 07950 888023

Oesophagus and Stomach cancer

Support group held at Coping with Cancer in Leicester. For details please speak to the Nurse Specialist

Prostate cancer

Local charity Prostaid runs support groups in Leicestershire. Click here for details.


East Midlands Sarcoma Support Group meets every month in Leicester. For details click here.

This page last reviewed 19/06/2023