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We know it is very emotionally stressful to find out that you have contracted nose cancer. But all is not lost as there is hope.We know what you are going through as survivors we have been through it before. We believe that no one should have to go through this cancer journey alone. We are here to help you and give you hope.

Who are we?

A voluntary Support Group formed by nose cancer survivors to reach out to nose cancer (NPC) patients - current patients or survivors - and their care-givers. The Group has been formed under the auspices of the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and works closely with health and medical professionals.

As nose cancer survivors, we are here to share our experiences as we have walked through the treatment journey before and know what to expect, lend a listening ear, offer words of comfort and hope, and help survivors with their post recovery care through sharing and learning from one another.

What do we offer?

NPC Support Group

The Group offers nose cancer (NPC) patients and their care-givers opportunities for:

  • Interaction & sharing through organised activities
  • Learn from health professionals about the many facets of nose cancer, including treatment and post recovery care.

  • Includes advice on Diet, Recipes, Personal Sharing experiences, and much more.

NPC Online Forum

  • Support and care through the sharing of personal experiences and practices. Feel free to talk to us!

Mission Statement

The NPC Support Group aims to provide knowledge and psychological and emotional support to nose cancer (NPC) patients and care-givers through organised activities, talks, care and the sharing of experiences and practices.

NPC Committee

NCCS Medical Advisers: Dr Terence Tan
Dr Soong Yoke Lim
Programme Leader: Teo Thiam Chye (TC)
Deputy Programme Leader: Lim Kok Kiong (KK)
Members: Lim Wai Cheng
Merlyn Chan
Lin Jiang
Michael Lee
Jimmy Lee
Lim Kok Kiong
Lawrence Er
NCCS Rep: Travis Loh

Contact Us

National Cancer Centre Singapore

Name: Mr Travis Loh
Phone: 6436 8668

NPC Support Group

Headed by Mr Teo Thiam Chye (TC)
Phone: 9631 7887

2018 Theme - Living with Nose Cancer

Date Topics Synopsis
5 January, Friday Caring For Your Psychosocial & Emotional Needs The emotional upheaval from being told that one has contracted cancer and the fear of recurrence is very real. It affects both the survivor and family members. Learn how to deal with such distress.
2 February, Friday Healing Through Optimal Nutrition Understand the nutritional needs that can optimise recovery and survival chance after cancer treatment. Learn to mix and match various food groups to make healthy meals.
3 March, Saturday Chinese New Year Celebration - Lohei Party Let's come together as an NPC Family to celebrate Chinese New Year with a lohei, buffet lunch and karaoke party and wish each other another year of health, peace and prosperity.
6 April, Friday Member's Sharing - Nature's Healing Powers Nature has great healing powers for our body. Learn what they are and how to employ them along our NPC journey.
4 May, Friday Dealing with Hearing Loss Hearing loss is one of the most common side effects that affect survivors after treatment. Find out about the available treatments for hearing loss and other related problems.
8 June, Friday Dealing With Speech & Swallowing Issues Slurred speech and difficulty swallowing food affect many NPC survivors. In severe cases, it requires permanent tube feeding. Learn about the signs of speech and swallowing difficulty, diagnosis, treatment and how to cope.
6 July, Friday Hormonal Imbalance & its association with NPC Hormonal imbalances are a late side effect of treatment. Frequently mistaken as part of ageing, they can severely impact the quality of life. Find out what they are, how they are treated, and how to deal with them.
17 August, Friday Understanding Palliative Care What exactly is palliative care? When does it apply to survivors? Learn how and when palliative care becomes relevant to cancer survivors.
7 September, Friday Understanding Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) What is CAM? What are the types out in the marketplace today? How can cancer survivors use them? How do we evaluate their effectiveness?
5 October, Friday Members Sharing – Healing of the Mind, Body & Spirit Learn from fellow survivors what they employ to help them heal the mind, body and spirit in this sharing session.
9 November, Friday Members Sharing Healing through Exercise Come and learn easy-to-do exercise routines that will help survivors to strengthen their body.
December Year End Break
Preparing for 2019

  1. Talk is held on the Friday of each month unless otherwise stated.
  2. Talk is held from 6.30pm to 9.00pm at the National Cancer Centre Function Room Level 4.
  3. Topics are subject to change without notice. Please check the website for any updates.
  4. To register for the talk, please email

View 2018 Theme - Living with Nose Cancer (in Chinese).

General Information

Overcoming the Side Effects of Treatment

Diet and Exercise

Mind Over Body