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03 March 2014 at 16:05

The Uro-Oncology team from Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust are holding a launch event for a local prostate cancer support group for people who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and for relatives that would like to join a support group.

The community event is on Thursday 27th March 2014 between 7pm and 9pm in the Scarisbrick Bowling Club, The Pavilion, 1a Falkland Road, Southport, PR8 6LG.

Uro-Oncology Specialist Nurse Ann Wearing, said: “For men with prostate cancer the different treatment options and side effects can be a daunting prospect. Being able to talk to someone who has been through the same thing helps. Nationally, more than a quarter of a million men are living with and after prostate cancer which is the reason why we are trying to start a support group.”

Clinicians from the Urology Department at the Trust will be give talks and promote discussion about the development of a prostate cancer support group. It is a free event and a light buffet will be provided.

Prostate Cancer UK and Cancer Research UK figures show that over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year - that's more than 100 men diagnosed every day. Locally in Southport and West Lancs the figure is approximately 200.

To book your place contact Yvonne Trace on 0161 475 1721or email

Issued by Nina Buckley, senior marketing and communications officer
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 705061

Notes for editors

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We have a budget of £181m and employ 3,300 staff. In 2012/13, our staff saw 247,605 outpatients; treated 60,635 inpatients; supported the birth of 3,043 babies; and attended to 98,163 urgent care cases.