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Leukaemia awareness day at University Hospital Limerick

Sunday, 22nd October, 2017 10:00am
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Leukaemia awareness day at University Hospital Limerick
Leukaemia awareness day at University Hospital Limerick

Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) is a slow-growing cancer of immature white blood cells. It is a rare cancer with about 45 people diagnosed with it in Ireland each year. CML can be well controlled by medication which requires patients in this region to attend for regular clinic appointments with the Haematology services at the Mid-Western Cancer Centre.

 

A patient information meeting has been held in The Cancer Information and Support Centre  University Hospital Limerick to mark World CML Day and to raise awareness of CML. An Update on CML by Dr Chris Armstrong, Specialist Registrar in Haematology, and “Living Well With CML” by Fidelma Hackett, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Haematology were presented. It was well attended and was a great patient information opportunity and an opportunity for peer support for these patients.

 

At the CML patient information meeting at the Cancer Information and Support centre were (seated), left to right: Laurence Murphy, William Ryan, Jean Flynn and Kieran O’ Neill; and standing: left to right, Cathleen Osborne, Clinical Nurse Manager 3, Cancer Services; Delma Hackett, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Haematology; Mary Liston, Assistant Director of Nursing, Cancer Services and Dr Chris Armstrong, Specialist Registrar in Haematology

 

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