Patient support groups

The diagnosis cancer is an existential threat for many patients, with which they are usually suddenly confronted and which changes their lives completely. “How to go on?”, is an often wondered question after the diagnosis. Patient support groups offer (not only) in this situation consultation and guidance for patients and their relatives. You can profit from the experiences of other affected persons and gather helpful information and support on how to plan the next steps.

In the 2009 resolution of the cancer self-help organization “Psycho-social support for humans with cancer” (Psychosoziale Unterstützung für Menschen mit Krebs) it is written down: The supporting services of self-help groups shall be integrated into therapy after the diagnosis. Especially conversation with trained and also affected workers from self-help organizations as well as authentic and patient-oriented information in word and writing on living with the disease and maybe any handicaps are useful.

As Hubertus Wald Tumor Center – University Cancer Center (UCCH) we take it for granted to support our patients in getting involved with patient self-help groups. The contact information about patient support groups cooperating with the UCCH and supra-regional one can be found at the bottom of this page.

You can find a selection of brochures and information material of Hamburg- and Schleswig-Holstein-based patient support groups in our waiting rooms in the oncological outpatient clinic and our UCCH Central Entry Port. Because the self-help groups matter to us, we support them with specialized offers and assist them with their projects and events.


PD Dr. med. Andreas Block, MBA

Avin Hell, Communication Manager

For more information on the range of services offered by the self-help groups, please contact:

+49 (0) 40 7410 - 57835