Registration for Myeloma Education Day ongoing

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The North Island Myeloma Support Group is holding our Second Annual Myeloma Education Day for North Island myeloma patients, families and health care professionals.

Learn more about this incurable bone marrow cancer on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Best Western Westerly Hotel.

Topics include  Myeloma 101, Current and Future Treatments, and Free Light Chain Assay.

There will be a light lunch provided.

Thanks to a sponsorship from Celgene Canada, there is no charge for this informational seminar.

Space is limited so please reserve your seat by contacting Lena at clle_jenk@shaw.ca or 250-897-0038 or Tina at 250-336-8540

Ongoing support

The North Island Myeloma Support Group members are people diagnosed with myeloma, an incurable bone marrow cancer, and their caregivers.

We meet from 1:30 – 3 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month in Best Western Westerly Hotel Dining Room in Courtenay.

The primary focus of the group is to provide support and education.

This is especially helpful for those recently diagnosed so they have the information needed to understand the disease and treatment options.

Those attending the monthly meetings gain knowledge and hope as they meet many others who are living a very normal life after initial or ongoing treatment.

Activities include:

• Education Days to update patients on current research and progress in finding a cure.

• Projects such as our “Tell a Doctor” program which will roll out in the fall of 2014. This will assist GPs, chiropractors, physiotherapists in early consideration of myeloma as a possible diagnosis.

• Advocacy, if necessary,  for fully funded access to the latest available treatments.

 

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