Avon Mesothelioma Foundation
Registered Charity Number: 1153290
The Avon Mesothelioma Foundation (AMF) is a Bristol charity that has been established to help support patients with Mesothelioma and aid research into this devastating disease.
The Avon Mesothelioma Foundation (AMF) is a charity that has been established to help support patients with Mesothelioma and aid research into this devastating disease. Mesothelioma incidence continues to increase with over 2500 people being diagnosed each year in the UK.
This is set to rise each year for the next 10 years. This cancer is caused almost exclusively by asbestos exposure.
The AMF trustees will review applications for research grants and funding applications for patient equipment etc. four times each year and aims to support top quality research likely to lead to improved treatment and care for patients with this disease and avoid unnecessary admissions. We offer a next day service who may have urgent needs such as pleural effusion. The pleural team at Bristol is staffed by a dedicated team of doctors, nurse specialist, research doctors and nurses, allowing specialism in one clinic.
Since 2004 North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) has had a specialised pleural service which not only serves the North Bristol catchment area (population 540 000) but we are also the specialist regional multidisciplinary team for all Mesothelioma cases in Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire cancer network ensuring that all cases are discussed to ensure accuracy of diagnosis and in streamlining treatment plans.
The pleural service fast tracts investigations on an outpatient basis wherever possible, including pleural ultrasound, medical thoracoscopy and insertion of indwelling pleural catheters enabling patients to stay at home.
A twice weekly pleural clinic staffed by a team of doctors , nurse specialists, research doctor and nurse which allows for specialism in one clinic. In additional patients who have urgent needs such as pleural effusions can be seen by a next day service.
What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops from cells of the mesothelium, the protective lining that covers many of the internal organs of the body. Mesothelioma is most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos. The most common site for mesothelioma is the pleura (the outer lining of the lungs and internal chest wall).
We desperately need to raise funds to support our foundation, and we rely on donations and fundraising. We always welcome new ideas and supporters for AMF.
Please contact us if you are holding a fundraising event on our behalf. All the money raised goes towards research and purchasing essential equipment for the benefit of our patients.
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If you wold prefer to send cheques, please make them payable to:
Avon Mesothelioma Foundation, C/O Sarah Smith, C Ward, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB
For more information please contact:
Avon Mesothelioma Foundation | Registered Charity Number 1153290
Avon Mesothelioma Foundation
North Bristol Lung Centre
Westbury On Trym
Phone: 0117 323 6260
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