May 22 is National Myeloma Day | Leukaemia Foundation

May 22 is National Myeloma Day

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

 

Myeloma is a rare form of bone marrow cancer that affects more than 1500 Australians each year. As our population ages, the incidence of myeloma in Australia is projected to increase.

National Myeloma Awareness Day highlights the Leukaemia Foundation’s commitment to supporting people with myeloma.

“New drug therapies have made a difference and survival rates have improved over the last few years. However, like other blood cancers, treatment can be a long and complicated process,” said Scott Martin, the Leukaemia Foundation’s Myeloma Support Coordinator.

“It’s widely recognised that having practical and emotional support during and after diagnosis and treatment for any type of cancer is important – and myeloma is no different to the more common blood cancers. Our Myeloma Support Groups meet regularly in Brisbane and Townsville.

“Our National Myeloma Awareness Day event aims to cover all aspects of the disease, from the latest research developments and drug therapies through to the daily practicalities of living with myeloma,” said Mr Martin.

National Myeloma Awareness Day event details:

Date: 22 May 1013

Time: 11.00 am for a 11.30 start

Location: Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland
ESA Village Conference Room
41 Peter Doherty Street
Dutton Park QLD 4102

For more information about the Leukaemia Foundation’s Myeloma Support Groups or our National Myeloma Awareness Day event please contact Marion Marshall on 07 3055 8233.

The Leukaemia Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that does not receive any ongoing government funding and relies on the support of individuals, sponsors and business partners to provide vital care for patients and families.

The Leukaemia Foundation is dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and blood related disorders.

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