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

The Teesside Leukaemia Support Group has been set up by Leukaemia Care, a national charity providing advice and support to anybody who has been affected by Leukaemia.

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

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

“We’re looking forward to the ongoing development of the Teesside leukaemia support group.”

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The September launch of this group coincides with Blood Cancer Awareness Week and Spot Leukaemia.

According to Leukaemia Care, the six signs experienced by all leukaemia patients prior to diagnosis are: fatigue, shortness of breath, fever or night sweats, bruising or bleeding, bone or joint pain and repeated infections. 

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


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