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10 March 2014 at 16:14
Suffering cancer or caring for someone with the disease can be a frightening and isolating experience.

Lung Cancer Heroes Support Group exists to help patients and their families cope with what might be the most difficult period of their lives.

Janet Thompson, Lung Cancer Specialist Nurse at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, said: "The heroes group is a meeting place for patients who have lung cancer and their family/carers so they have the opportunity to meet other patients and be part of a support group.

"It offers support and advice on financial, emotional and physical matters as well as signposting patients to other sources of support."

The heroes meet every second Tuesday of the month from 2pm for two hours at the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre based at Southport Community Service Station, 23-25 Scarisbrick Avenue, Southport, PR8 1NW.

"Anyone can become a lung cancer hero – just give us a call or drop by," said Janet.

For more information contact Janet on 01704 705161 or Macmillan Cancer Information and Support on 0151 288 6893.

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

Telephone 01704 704494

Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and 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.