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The Toronto & District Multiple Myeloma Support Group

The Toronto & District Multiple Myeloma Support Group is comprised of myeloma patients, their caregivers, families, and friends. Our group welcomes patients and their spouses, caregivers, loved ones, significant others, family members and friends to join us as we share information and support in a relaxed, informal and confidential environment.

Please visit our website, which gives additional information and details: http://www.myelomatoronto.ca/

Also, if you would like more information about our support group, or would like to discuss myeloma with another patient or caregiver, please feel free to contact any of the following:

Dave McMullen - Tel: 905 648‑5146 or by email: davidanderika.mcmullen@sympatico.ca

Munira Premji - Tel: 416 302‑9459 or by email: mnpremji@rogers.com

Don Hunter - Tel: 416 759‑6348 or by email: donhunter138@gmail.com

Jan Wleugel - Tel: 416 760‑7914 or by email: janwleugel@sympatico.ca

Bob McCaw - Tel: 905 836‑2664 or by email:robert.mccaw038@sympatico.ca

Group Meetings

Every second month we have a meeting which often has a guest speaker knowledgeable in myeloma, in related health conditions, or issues affecting myeloma patients. These meetings inform us on the advances in treatments, including new treatment approaches, emerging therapies, and managing side-effects.  While these meetings are mainly informational in nature, there are many opportunities to speak informally with other attendees and to share experiences.

2017 MEETINGS:

DATE:                       Saturday, June 3, 2017

TIME:                        2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

SPEAKER:                Dr. Roger Smith, Neuroradiologist /Interventional Spine

                                   Department of Medical Imaging, Toronto Western Hospital

TOPIC:                      Kyphoplasty and other methods of vertebral augmentation.

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DATE:                        Saturday, August 12, 2017

TIME:                        2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

SPEAKER:                Ellen Church, RN, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Myeloma Clinic

TOPICS:                    Living with Myeloma and Side Effects 

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DATE:                       Saturday, October 14, 2017

TIME:                       2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

SPEAKER:               Dr. Ernie Mak, Pain Medicine Physician, Princess Margaret

                                   Cancer Centre.

TOPIC:                     Pain Management for Cancer patients.

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DATE:                      Saturday, December 2, 2017

TIME:                       2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

SPEAKER:               Leslie Brown, Certified Exercise Physiologist and Kinesiologist

TOPIC:                     Physical Activity and Exercise for Myeloma Patients

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LOCATION:

Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, North York
Please enter the church by the north door.

DIRECTIONS:

Driving Directions:

Take the Don Valley Parkway, exit east on Lawrence  Ave. East. Immediately turn left at the first intersection, Underhill Drive, and continue north two blocks to the church. There is plenty of available parking.

Google map location is here:  https://goo.gl/maps/2bWppUhriuz

Public Transportation:

Take the Lawrence Ave. East bus (Route#54) from the Yonge and Eglinton subway station. Exit the bus at Underhill Drive and walk two blocks to the church.

Take the Woodbine 91C bus from the Woodbine Station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line. This bus goes up Underhill Drive past the church.