OG Cancer Support Groups
OPA Groups operate under the banner of the OPA and their Charity Number 1062461. These meetings are held for patients who have had, or are about to have, major surgery for the removal of part (or all) of their oesophagus and stomach. Local specialist surgeons, nurses, dietitians and physiotherapists are sometimes invited to attend to answer your questions so that you can learn more about what has happened to you. The meeting will have a friendly format and you will be made very welcome. Please note that it is inevitable that most patients attending these meetings have had, or are going to have surgery. All oesophageal/gastric cancer patients are most welcome but this emphasis is to be expected.
Please take a look to find out where your nearest meeting are held. Check also with your Upper GI Nurse Specialist who often holds her or his own support meeting at their own hospitals, or contact the Co-Ordinator.
Queen Elizabeth HospitalQueen Elizabeth Medical CentreEdgbastonBirminghamB15 2TH 0121 627 2000
Cardiothoracic Center, outpatientsLiverpool Heart & Chest HospitalThomas DriveLiverpoolL14 3PE07802 886120
Tameside General HospitalFountain StAshton Under LyneLancashireOL6 9RW07734 889681
St Peters PavillionHurst StreetHindleyNr WiganWN2 3DN
Maggies CentreCity Hospital Campus (Gate 3)Hucknall RoadNottingham NG5 1PH0115 914 7018