Category Archives: Treatment

Living with & beyond cancer event: Friday 21st September 2018

This is a free drop-in event for patients with mesothelioma or lung cancer. Information stalls covering complimentary therapies, breathlessness, fatigue & nutrition will be up from 12 noon to 3pm on Friday 21st September 2018 at the Education & Research Centre (Entrance 15) of Wythenshawe Hospital (Southmoor Rd, Manchester, M23 9LT).

One Lung, One Life, One Hundred Miles!

Dave Staley, a resident of Greater Manchester, was diagnosed with the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma in October 2015.

Following an operation to remove his left long, and a course of chemotherapy, Dave is now taking on a tough 100 mile bike ride to raise funds for medical treatment and research.

As Dave said: “I wanted a challenge, I want to inspire others that no matter what your health is, with the correct training, support & belief, anything is possible”.

Dave will be attempting the ride on 30th July 2017. Any money raised will go to Mesothelioma UK and the British Lung Foundation. Good luck Dave!!

To donate, please click here.

Living Well With Mesothelioma support group- next meeting

The next meeting of our support group, for people with mesothelioma and their carers, will be from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Monday 6th March 2017.

The meeting is at the Methodist Central Hall on Oldham Street.

Dr Paul Taylor, of Wythenshawe Hospital, will be giving an update on clinical trials.

We hope you are able to come along!

Living Well With Mesothelioma support group- next meeting

The next meeting of our support group, for people with mesothelioma and their carers, will be from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Monday 6th February 2017.

The venue has changed since the last meeting. The new venue is the Methodist Central Hall on Oldham Street.

At our February meeting, we are very pleased to announce that our speaker will be Sir Anthony Newman-Taylor of the new National Mesothelioma Centre.

Anthony will be speaking about how the work of the Centre will contribute to the fight to find a cure, and better treatments, for mesothelioma.

We hope you are able to come along!

Living Well with Mesothelioma Patient and Carer Support Group Cross Street Chapel. Cross Street. Manchester. M2 1NL. 1.30 to 3.30 pm

Meetings take place the first Monday of every month and give an opportunity for people with mesothelioma and their carers to meet, share experiences and socialise. We also have a speaker at each meeting – the list of speakers and subjects is below. Please check our Facebook page for updates and amendments.

Meetings take place the first Monday of every month and give an opportunity for people with mesothelioma and their carers to meet, share experiences and socialise. We also have a speaker at each meeting – the list of speakers and subjects is below. Please check our Facebook page for updates and amendments.

1st February 2016 – What is Palliative Care. Dr S Kay. Consultant in Palliative  Medicine University Hospital South Manchester and St Anns Hospice..

7th March 2016 –  Let us Support You. The Key Workers. Neil Cliffe Cancer Care Centre

4th April 2016 –  Eat Your Greens. Victoria Driver. Oncology Specialist Dietician. East Lancashire Hospitals Trust.

2nd May 2016  – NO MEETING. International Mesothelioma Interest Group.

7th June 2016 – Tai Chi. Marie Leddy.  Ocupational Therapist. East Cheshire Hospice

4th July 2016 – Asbestos Awareness. Greg Byrne. R B Asbestos Consultants

1st August 2016 – The Role of the Research Nurse in Mesothelioma. Maria Blinston / Rachel Chant. University Hospital South Manchester.

5th September 2016 –  Let’s be Practical .Marie Leddy . Occupational Therapist. East Cheshire Hospice.

3rd October 2016 – Knowledge is the Key. Patient and Carer Information.  Lorraine Creech. Mesothelioma UK and University Hospital South Manchester

Living Well With Mesothelioma Patient & Carer Support Group

Together with Mesothelioma UK, we have set up a new support group for people with mesothelioma and those who care for them.

The group meets on the first Monday of every month, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, at Cross Street Chapel (Manchester city centre, M2 1NL). For a map and directions, please click here.

The sessions will be an opportunity to meet others who understand what you are going through, and to learn more about mesothelioma and the help that is out there.

Some sessions will offer the chance to try complementary therapies, and to learn techniques to help you cope with the effects of mesothelioma.

Sessions are free of charge, and refreshments are provided.

The dates of the next six sessions will be:

  • 5th October 2015
  • 2nd November 2015
  • 7th December 2015
  • 4th January 2016
  • 1st February 2016
  • 7th March 2016

For more information, please contact us