Cardiff Chronic Support Group

Where: Cardiff Central Library, Creative Suite on Floor 5, The Hayes, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 1FL

When: See below

Time: 2.30pm - 4pm

Contact: support@leukaemiacare.org.uk

Our Cardiff Support Group is open to anyone affected by a chronic blood cancer which includes chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), the myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) and low-grade lymphomas.

2019 meeting dates

6th March – We have had to change the location of this meeting please, head to:

Copthorne Hotel, Caerfilli Suite, Copthorne Way, Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff, CF5 6DH

 

5th June – For this meeting, we will be joined by Professor Chris Fegan who will discuss updates from the American Society of Haematology (ASH) meeting.

25th September – Speaker to be confirmed

4th December – Speaker to be confirmed

If you would like further information or if you would like to attend, please contact our Patient Services Team on freephone 08088 010 444 (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm) or email support@leukaemiacare.org.uk

What you need to be careful of

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