If you have been affected by sarcoma, you may joining a sarcoma support group helpful.
Patients and carers often work with sarcoma nurse specialists or doctors to run support groups. The meetings are usually fairly small and relaxed. They’re held in places like cancer centres, hospitals, or community halls.
What are sarcoma support groups?
Sarcoma support groups are a space for people affected by sarcoma to get together. They can offer information and support to patients, carers and family members. They also give you the chance to meet others in a similar situation, either in person or online.
What happens in a meeting?
Every support group will run a bit differently. Most group members will talk casually with each other, hold some focussed discussion, and ask questions. Some groups may also include a talk from an invited speaker on a related topic.
Do I have to attend every meeting?
Most groups are very flexible, and would say that you’re under no obligation to attend every meeting.
Which group is right for me?
There are several sarcoma support groups running across the UK.
Some are for people who have a certain type of sarcoma, and some are for people in a certain area.
How do I join?
You can join a group by getting in touch with a support group leader. Our find a group page lists all of their contact details.
Disclaimer: Please note that local and online support groups are run independently of Sarcoma UK.
We do provide support and assistance to local groups, but we cannot take responsibility for their activities, including any representational or campaigning activities they may undertake, information and advice they may give, and any other services they may provide.
Last reviewed: November 2023 | Next review due: November 2026