Cancer Support Groups

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. Carers, families and friends are also most welcome to attend.

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.

Get Distances from your address, town or postcode to meeting locations

Brighton - Charity No: 1062461OPA Group

Peacehaven Town Council OfficesMeridian CentreMeridian WayBN10 8BB07715 011 323rh4776@gmail.com

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Derby - Charity No: 1062461OPA Group

Hilton Village HallPeacroft LaneHiltonDerbyDE65 5GH01332 513807chrisrlspiller@talktalk.net

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Exeter - Charity No: 1062461OPA Group

The Force CentreCorner HouseBarrack RoadExeterEX2 5DW07710 286 204brian.marionk2@tiscali.co.uk

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Leeds - Charity No: 1062461OPA Group

Headingley Golf ClubBack Church LaneAdelLeedsLS16 8DW0113 226 7250sol@soltaylor.co.uk

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Norfolk & Norwich - Charity No: 1062461OPA Group

The Benjamin RoomNorfolk & Norwich HospitalColney LaneNorwich, NorfolkNR4 7UY07732 672816shales48@gmail.com

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Bradford

Cancer Support Group YorkshireDaisy House Farm44 Smith LaneBradfordBD9 6AD01274 382585amanda.miller@bthft.nhs.uk

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Bristol

Gastro/Oesophageal Support & Help Group (Bristol)The Park CentreKingswoodBristolBS15 4AR0117 983 9906jackie.ann2002@gmail.com

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Cambridge

Maggie's CentreAddenbrooke's HospitalHills RoadCambridge CB2 0QQ01223 249220catherine.price@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

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Cardiff

Maggies CentreThe Chris McGuigan BuildingVelindre Cancer CentreVelindre Road CF14 2TQLyndsey.bullock@wales.nhs.uk

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Colchester

Colchester General HospitalTurner RoadColchesterEssexCO4 5JL07565 929 381philipmarlowmann@hotmail.com

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Cornwall

Royal Cornwall Hospital2 Penventinnie LaneTreliske, TruroCornwallTR1 3LQ01208 831145Rabkol@aol.com

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Coventry

Baginton Village Hall (Committee Room)Frances RoadBagintonWarwickshireCV8 3AB01926 813544m_ovington@hotmail.com

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Dudley

Cancer SupportThe White House10 Ednam RoadDudleyDY1 1JXhelen.knott@dgh.nhs.uk

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Essex

Essex Oesophago-Gastric Cancer SupportMid-Essex Hospitals NHS Trust, Broomfield HospitalCourt RoadEssexCM1 7ET01245 515010Jennifer.Clark@meht.nhs.uk

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Frimley

Lakeside International HotelWharf RoadFrimley GreenSurreyGU16 6JR01276 514650gloriawiseman9@gmail.com

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Grimsby

Village Hall26 Waltham RoadScartho, GrimsbyNorth East LincolnshireDN33 2LX01472 874 111helga.greenwood@nhs.net

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Guildford

The Conference CentreHoliday InnEgerton RoadGuildfordGU2 7XZ07734 394 263dave,chuter54@btinternet.com

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Isle of Wight

Age U.K. centreHigh StreetNewportIsle of WightPO30 1TY01983 761610j.ring154@btinternet.com

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Kent

The Flying Boat36-42 Spital StreetDartfordKentDA1 2DTted30annie@hotmail.com

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Lancaster and Morecambe Bay

SOS Cancer Support Group SlynesdalesSlyne RoadLancasterLA2 6ST01253 811394ian@sos-cancersupport.uk

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Leicester

Helen Webb House35 Westleigh RoadLeicesterLE3 0HH0116 258 5809cathy.thompson@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

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Lister, Stevenage

Education CentreLister HospitalCoreys Mill LaneStevenage, HertsSG1 4AB07779 953 296peter.wicklow@gmail.com

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Liverpool

Cardiothoracic Center, outpatientsLiverpool Heart & Chest HospitalThomas DriveLiverpoolL14 3PE07802 886120

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London

The Tower HotelSt Katharine's Way London E1W 1LD07956 562 158johncampolini@gmail.com

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London - Guy Hospital and Friends' Meeting House

Dimbleby Cancer Care2nd Floor Gassiot HouseSt Thomas' Hospital Westminster Bridge RoadLondon SE1 7EHjoanna.taylor@gstt.nhs.uk

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London - Paddington

The Fountains Abbey PubFirst Floor Meeting Room109 Praed StreetLondonW2 1RL020 3313 0303OGCNS@imperial.nhs.uk

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London - Royal Marsden

Downs RoadSuttonSurreySM2 5PT020 7821 1301nancy.hollendoner@btinternet.com

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Luton

Luton & Dunstable HospitalLewsey RoadLutonLU4 0DZ01582 497 971wendy.shearsmith@ldh.nhs.uk

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Manchester

34 Golden WayUrmstonManchester M41 0NA0161 276 5960helen.molloy@srft.nhs.uk

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Manchester - Salford

Salford Royal (Hope) HospitalStott LaneSalfordM6 8HD0161 206 5062Sarah.Pagett@srft.nhs.uk

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Manchester - Tameside Group

Tameside General HospitalFountain StAshton Under LyneLancashireOL6 9RW07734 889681

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Manchester - Wigan Support Group

St Peters PavillionHurst StreetHindleyNr WiganWN2 3DN

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Mid Beds Cancer Support Group

Village HallWalnut Tree WayMeppershallSG17 5AB01462 813 943daksha.trivedi@btconnect.com

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Mid-Cheshire

Macmillan Cancer Unit, Leighton HospitalMiddlewich RoadCreweCheshireCW1 4QJ01270 273803Vicky.Woodall@mcht.nhs.uk

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North Devon

Barnstaple HotelBraunton RoadBarnstapleDevonEX31 1LE01271 314 147sarahdowson@nhs.net

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Nottingham Upper GI Group

Maggies CentreCity Hospital Campus (Gate 3)Hucknall RoadNottingham NG5 1PH0115 914 7018

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Portsmouth and South Hampshire

Upper GI (MDT Office) E LevelQueen Alexandra Hospital Southwick HillPortsmouth PO6 3LY07470 290847phil_coverdale@yahoo.com

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Preston Group

Vine House20 Cromwell Road Ribbleton PRESTON PR2 6YB01257 452384dcritchley@madasafish.com

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Scunthorpe Support Group

Cliff GardensScunthorpe DN15 7BH03033 302 370victoria.hall3@nhs.net

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South Lincolnshire Group

C/o MacmillanPilgrim HospitalBostonPE21 9QS01205 445916lisa.dichmont@ulh.nhs.uk

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South Wales

Royal Glamorgan HospitalYnysmaerdyPontyclunMid GlamorganCF72 8XR01443 443051Rhiannon.J.Bowen@wales.nhs.uk

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Surrey

South East Cancer Help Centre2 Purley RoadPurleyCR8 2HA0208 668 0974prendergastmichael@hotmail.com

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Walsall

Upper GI BluesAt The Manor HospitalMoat RoadWalsallWS2 9PS01922 442319bakeralfred49@yahoo.co.uk

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Watford & Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon & Watford Hospital Rickmansworth RoadNorthwoodMiddlesexHA6 2RN01923 844 546caroline.gee@nhs.net

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Scotland Groups

DundeeMaggie's Group

Maggie's DundeeNinewells HospitalTom McDonald AvenueDundee DD2 1NHdsteel@nhs.net

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EdinburghMaggie's Group

Western General Hospital The StablesCrewe RoadEdinburghEH4 2XU01315 373 131Andrew.Anderson@maggiescentres.org

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FifeMaggie's Group

Maggie's CentreVictoria HospitalHayfield RoadKirkcaldyKY2 5AH01592 647 997Alison.Harrow@maggiescentres.org

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Gartnavel, GlasgowMaggie's Group

Maggie's CentreGartnavel General Hospital1053 Great Western RoadGlasgowG12 0YN01413 572 269Kerry.Craig@maggiescentres.org

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HighlandsMaggie's Group

Maggie's CentreRaigmore HospitalOld Perth Road Inverness IV2 3FL01463 706 306Carole.Bridge@maggiescentres.org

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LanarkshireMaggie's Group

The Elizabeth Montgomerie Building Monklands HospitalMonkscourt AvenueNorth LanarkshireML6 0JSLorrie.Forsyth@maggiescentres.org

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LarbertMaggie's Group

Maggie's Forth ValleyForth Valley Royal HospitalStirling RoadLarbertFK5 4WR01324 868 069Liz.MacMillan@maggiescentres.org

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Scotland (Oesophagull)

Room 1, Alexander Fleming Education CentreCrosshouse HospitalKilmarnockKA2 0BE01290 424 500aftonlee2@live.co.uk

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