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18 April 2011 at 15:13







There is a CAMEO role for every woman attending a new support group for women with breast cancer in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire

CAMEO (Come and Meet Each Other) meets on the last Tuesday of each month in the Salus Centre at Southport and Formby District General Hospital.

It is specifically for women who have had a diagnosis of secondary (metastatic) breast cancer.

Breast care nurse Trish Watkins said: “Relatively little is known about women’s experiences of secondary breast cancer in comparison with those diagnosed with primary breast cancer.

“There is rightly lots of support for women who develop breast cancer but less so for those who have a secondary diagnosis. The nearest similar group to ours is in Manchester.

“The support group meets in a safe, friendly and confidential environment. We look forward to welcoming new members.”

If you want further information about the group, call Trish Watkins, Breast Care Nurse, or 01704 704087 Sheila Jones, Palliative Care Nurse, on 01704 704540.

Issued by Tony Ellis, marketing and communications manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Telephone 01704 704494

Notes for editors

Picture shows (left to right) group member Jo Hargreaves, of Southport; Breast Care Nurse Trish Watkins; Palliative Care Nurse Sheila Jones; and members Sue Carson, of Ormskirk, and Toni Sargent, of Southport