People affected by lymphatic cancer are invited to a support meeting in Milton Keynes

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A charity is encouraging people who have been affected by lymphatic cancer to attend a support group meeting.

The Milton Keynes Lymphoma Association support group will hold the meeting on Thursday 5 May from 2pm at Peartree Centre, 1 Chadds Lane, Peartree Bridge.

The group is made up of individuals who are, or have been, affected by lymphoma in some way including patients, family members, partners, friends and carers.

If you would like to attend the meeting, or would like further information about the group, please contact Rosa (01908 641663), Janet (01234 357814), Betty (01908 265398), Lynn (07889 319806) or the Lymphoma Association’s Freephone helpline on 0808 808 5555 or visit www.lymphomas.org.uk.

The Lymphoma Association was founded by patients in 1986. It is a UK charity dedicated to providing specialist medical information and support to people affected by lymphatic cancer including families, friends and carers.

Every year, more than 14,000 new cases of lymphoma are identified in the UK alone, making it the 5th most common cancer diagnosed by clinicians. Lymphatic cancer can occur in both men and women at any age, but is most common in people over 55. It is also the most frequently diagnosed cancer in teenagers and young adults.

The services offered by the charity include a Freephone helpline, award-winning free patient information, a buddy scheme with telephone links to others with similar experiences, local support groups, regional patient conferences and a website featuring forums.