Support for cancer patients

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A NEW support group has been set up in Northallerton to help patients with myeloma – a type of cancer arising from plasma cells which are found in the bone marrow.

With support and guidance from Myeloma UK, Macmillan, and the haematology nurse specialists at the Friarage and The James Cook University Hospital, the North Yorkshire Myeloma Support Group will support patients living with myeloma in North Yorkshire and the South Tees area.

The group, which will also provide a support network for patients with other blood cancers such as leukaemia and lymphoma, meets the first Thursday of every month at the Golden Lion Hotel, High Street, Northallerton. The next meeting is on Thursday 4 April, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Parking is free and refreshments will be available.

An informative, supportive social event allowing patients, carers and their families to meet others in a similar situation, guest speakers, including medical experts explaining treatments current and future, will also be part of the meeting.

The April meeting will feature advice from a specialist dietician and in May, Professor Graham Jackson who leads haematology/oncology and bone marrow transplantation at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is a professor of clinical haematology at Newcastle University will be key speaker.

Everyone is welcome to come along whether a patient, carer or family member, or whether your myeloma is being treated or in remission. For further details contact Graham Lane on 01609 760191 email or Jennifer Lawn haematology nurse specialist on 01609 763903.