Your treatment team will provide professional care and medical advice.
Guernsey Cancer Support provides an opportunity to spend time with people who share or understand your experience. It’s an opportunity for you to talk about your deepest concerns, and know they will be met with acceptance and understanding.
The group offers support to people from any of the Islands in the Bailiwick and to anyone affected by cancer whether as a patient, carer or family member.
The members of the group have all experienced having cancer themselves or are the family/friends who have cared for someone with cancer.
“After being diagnosed I wanted to find others who had fought cancer and could share with me their experiences and advice.”
“I found the group to be friendly and welcoming. Sharing my concerns felt like a weight lifted off me.”
“After my treatment finished I felt alone and frightened but after using the GCS helpline and then attending meetings I was able to take back control of my life.”
You can expect a warm welcome from someone who has been in the group for some time, be introduced to other members, and have the opportunity to talk about yourself and your experience of cancer in a confidential setting.
You’re not obliged or expected to talk about anything that you don’t wish to discuss, and for some it takes a few visits before feeling comfortable enough to talk about personal matters.
We usually have a relevant theme to the meetings and we also invite a variety of appropriate speakers to some of our meetings.