New support group for leukemia patients in Middlesbrough

A support group launched in September in Middlesborough will help those affected by blood cancer across Teesside.

The Teesside Leukemia Support Group was set up by Leukemia Care, a national charity which provides advice and support to anyone affected by leukaemia.

The group is open to patients and families/friends of patients, and the first meeting will be on 14 September 2022 at 6pm at the Trinity Holistic Center at James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road Middlesbrough TS4 3BW.

Shirley Emmerson, who coordinates support groups in the region for Leukemia Care, said: “This new support group is a great opportunity for patients and their loved ones to meet others in a similar situation.

“We look forward to the continued development of the Teesside Leukemia Support Group.”

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The launch of this group in September coincides with Blood Cancer and Localized Leukemia Awareness Week.

According to Leukemia Care, the six signs that all leukemia patients experience before diagnosis are: fatigue, shortness of breath, fever or night sweats, bruising or bleeding, bone or joint pain, and recurrent infections. .

If you want to join the support group or just want to find out more, call the helpline on 08088 010 444 or go to the Leukemia Care website at https://www.leukaemiacare.org.uk /

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Virginia S. Braud