The S.L.O.P. Cancer Support Group was first established in March 2011, and on the 1st August 2015, it was decided to re-name the Support Group to " SOS - Cancer Support Group ", this was due to negative comments of the name " S.L.O.P." from various sources.


" Stomach, Oesophageal Support includes Liver & Pancreatic Cancers."


The Support Group was established by a group of Patients and Carers with personal experience of cancer.The objective is to provide a support service for those on a cancer journey by providing easy access to specialist information, support and comfort.























Stomach, Oesophageal, Liver and Pancreatic Cancer Support Group for Patients and Carers, exists to enhance and complement the care offered to people living with Cancer, their carers, family and friends from the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

The aim is to improve a persons quality of life, provide well-being and encourage a strong reserve for self-help.

The support service is designed to be person-centered, non judgemental and available to all in need.

We believe that together we can create a world where everyone living with cancer , is enabled to do so with dignity and free from unnecessary fear,has access to information, support and companionship at all stages of their journey.They can live life to the full, with friends and families according to their wishes and participate as fully as they choose in all decisions to their care and comfort.

SOS Monthly Meetings are held on the 2nd.Thursday of each Month at 2pm-4pm,

at the following address :

SOS Cancer Support Group

c/o Cancer Care


Slyne Road








This Project has been partly funded by a " MACMILLAN HELPING YOU TO HELP OTHERS " Grant.

We are millions of supporters, professionals, volunteers, campaigners and people affected by cancer. Together we make sure there’s always someone here for you, to give you the support, energy and inspiration you need to help you feel more like yourself again. We are all Macmillan.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT)

We became a Foundation Trust (FT) on 1 October 2010.

We operate from three main hospital sites - Furness General Hospital in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal and two centres - Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

Furness General Hospital and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary have a range of 'General Hospital' services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and Consultant led beds. Westmorland General Hospital provides a range of General Hospital services, together with a Primary Care Assessment Service (PCAS) and GP led inpatient beds, operated by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.


The OPA, Oesophageal Patients Association, is a caring organization providing quality information for patients, their carers and family affected by Oesophageal or Gastric Cancer.


Tel. 0121 7049860.


CancerCare is a unique independent charity dedicated to helping North Lancashire & South Lakeland families affected by cancer and other life limiting conditions (including Multiple Sclerosis, heart disease, lung diseases, and neurological conditions.)


Delivered by qualified and experienced staff, CancerCare’s wide range of free professional therapy services are designed to help individuals and their families come to terms with and manage the challenges of a serious health condition and include: Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Alexander Technique, Aromatherapy Massage, Group Activities, Support Groups and a Children and Young People’s Service.

Contact : 01524381820