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Blood cancer support for people in Cardiff

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Leukaemia Care, Charity

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We’re launching a new support group for anyone affected by a chronic blood cancer in Cardiff and surrounding areas.

The support group, run jointly by Leukaemia CARE and the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Association (CLLSA) will have its first meeting on Wednesday 11th May at 3.30pm – 5pm at Cardiff Central Library. Find out more here.

The group is the first of its kind in Wales to support anyone with a chronic blood cancer and welcomes patients, carers, family members and friends looking for support, reassurance and advice as well giving them the chance to chat to others who understand what they are going through.

At some of the meetings, the group will be joined by different guest speakers that will talk about topics that affect patients. The meeting will also coincide with the opening times of the Citizens Advice Bureau within the library, allowing patients to access benefits advice relating to their cancer.

The group has received the backing of Consultant Haematologist, Professor Christopher Fegan of University Hospital of Wales (UHW), who will act as the clinical advisor to the group.

Nickey Bate, Care Engagement Officer, at Leukaemia CARE, said: “We recognise that support for chronic blood cancers is lacking in Wales, so this group is a real step forward to ensuring that patients with a slowly progressing blood cancer, and their loved ones, are supported.”

Nick York from the CLLSA also commented: “People with chronic blood cancers are living with their disease and have to cope with the physical and psychological impact this brings.

“This support group will help them to access information about their condition, meet others who are going through similar experiences and help them to live well with their disease. We’re looking forward to welcoming people to the group.”

For more details on the next meeting, as well as future dates, click here or call us on 08088 010 444.