http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Get_Support/Cancer_support_groups/Cancer_support_groups.aspx Even if you are lucky enough to have a wonderfully supportive family and friends, unless they have had cancer themselves, it can be difficult for them to understand exactly what you’re going through. You may want to protect them from facts and feelings that may frighten or upset them.
Macmillan supports over 900 independent cancer self help and support groups and organisations across the UK. By joining a group you can spend time with people who share and understand your experience or who have dealt with it in the past. It is an opportunity for you to talk about your deepest concerns and know they will be met with acceptance and understanding. This simple act of sharing can make an enormous difference to the way you feel.