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About the lung cancer team

The Lung Cancer Nurses (Macmillan) based at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (Tameside Hospital) provide support to patients and those close to them through the process of investigations, diagnosis, treatment and follow up.  The team recognise that early interaction with a Specialist Nurse can reduce long term effects and they are often a part of the process prior to a diagnosis being made.
The objective of the team is to provide information, emotional, practical and physical, as well as, spiritual support throughout a person’s investigations and illness.
Although treatment is not given at Tameside Hospital, the nurses are available to contact if referred to another team, as they all liaise with each other closely.
There are three nurses within the team who use a shared case load so any member of the team can help as soon as possible if contacted.

Support group

**Please note, due to coronavirus, this support group has been cancelled for the foreseeable. Should you need support or signposting, please contact the nursing team or the Macmillan Information Centre on: 0161 922 6549 or email: lungcancernurses@tgh.nhs.uk**
There is also an informal support group available to those affected by lung cancer and those close to them. This group offers the opportunity to meet other people who may have been through similar experiences.
This tends to be patient led with the support of the nurses, however often try to seek outside speakers and activities which may help any issues raised by the group in previous meetings. The team can look into this should there be anything of a particular concern.
The group meets every first Tuesday of the month 2.30pm- 4.00pm at The Tameside Macmillan Unit.  People do not need to confirm attendance but may wish to speak to a member of the team about the group and should anything be happening on a particular meeting.

Contact us

For more information telephone: 0161 922 6549 or email: lungcancernurses@tgh.nhs.uk.
The team’s working hours are Monday to Friday 0830 – 1630.  They do not work bank holidays or weekends, please leave a voicemail during this time and they will return your call.

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