Chattanooga Cancer Support Group Leader Attends American Hematology Conference

Monday, December 3, 2018
Susie Novis-Durie, founder and president of the International Myeloma Foundation, with Linda Huguelet, myeloma patient
Susie Novis-Durie, founder and president of the International Myeloma Foundation, with Linda Huguelet, myeloma patient

For the 6th consecutive year, Linda Huguelet, co-leader of the Chattanooga Multiple Myeloma Networking Group, is joining over 20,000 hematologists and healthcare professionals from around the world at the 60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, Ca. Dec. 1-3.  Ms. Huguelet was selected by the International Myeloma Foundation from over 150 support group leaders in the United States.  She will be one of 12 support group leaders on the IMF’s team this year.

While at the conference, Ms. Huguelet is being brought up-to-date on the latest research, therapies, and tools available to myeloma patients. In turn, she is reporting the news to patients back home, using social media tools like blogs, Twitter, and video.  You can follow her on Twitter at @LindaMYELOMA.

The IMF is the oldest and largest organization dedicated to improving the life and care of myeloma patients around the world.  Myeloma, also called multiple myeloma, is a cancer of cells in the bone marrow that affects production of red cells, white cells and stem cells and can damage bone. It’s currently incurable and is being contracted by an increasing number of people and is particularly affecting younger people.

Ms. Huguelet, a Signal Mountain resident, has been dealing with myeloma for over eight years and has taken numerous treatments since her diagnosis.  Many myeloma patients, like Ms. Huguelet, are constantly on some type of therapy to keep the cancer under control.  She changed treatments earlier this year and is being treated with a relatively new immunotherapy drug that was not even on the horizon in 2010 when she was diagnosed. 

She said, “I am so thankful for the continued successful research that is bringing additional treatment options to veteran patients like me. There are a number of new methods of attacking myeloma being presented at the conference this year.”

She will pass along the highlights of the encouraging research taking place when the Chattanooga Multiple Myeloma Networking Group meets after the first of the year.  The Chattanooga Multiple Myeloma Networking Group meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.  Meetings are held at the Memorial Center for Cancer Support located next to Memorial Hospital. 

Visit MyelomaChattanooga.org for more information on the group which provides information and support to patients and caregivers in the Chattanooga area.  



Pink! Nets Record Amount For MaryEllen Locher Breast Center

Amber Ralls Promoted To Senior Executive Director Of Legacy Senior Living

Parkridge Health System Hires John Baldwin, Market Associate Administrator And Co-Ethics And Compliance Officer


CHI Memorial Foundation’s 14th annual Pink! gala, chaired by Dr. Lee and Sharron Jackson and Dan and Amber Norton, raised a net total of $471,000, a record high for the event. "All proceeds stay ... (click for more)

Amber Ralls has been promoted to senior executive director at Legacy Senior Living, which operates a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast specializing in independent living, ... (click for more)

Parkridge Health System hired John Baldwin as market associate administrator and co-ethics and compliance officer. Working closely with Tom Ozburn, Parkridge Health president and CEO, Mr. Baldwin ... (click for more)


Living Well

Pink! Nets Record Amount For MaryEllen Locher Breast Center

CHI Memorial Foundation’s 14th annual Pink! gala, chaired by Dr. Lee and Sharron Jackson and Dan and Amber Norton, raised a net total of $471,000, a record high for the event. "All proceeds stay in our local community benefiting the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial," officials said. "The generosity of the sell-out crowd helped bring the total amount raised during 14 ... (click for more)

Amber Ralls Promoted To Senior Executive Director Of Legacy Senior Living

Amber Ralls has been promoted to senior executive director at Legacy Senior Living, which operates a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast specializing in independent living, assisted living or Alzheimer’s care services. In her new role, Ms. Ralls will oversee management of three Virginia-based facilities: Renaissance of Annandale; a memory care community ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Bradley County Schools To Have Another 2-Hour Delay On Thursday; Flooding Closes Several Roads

Bradley County Schools will have another two-hour delay on Thursday due to weather conditions. Rhea County Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday due to illness. Meanwhile, in an effort to assist in providing real time road closure information in Hamilton County, the Hamilton County Emergency Communications Center now provides that information on its website here . ... (click for more)

2 Hikers Rescued From Swift Moving Water In Walker County Wednesday Morning

First responders in Walker County rescued two men Wednesday morning trapped by the swift moving waters of East Armuchee Creek. Firefighters with Walker County Fire Rescue and the Georgia Department of Corrections, along with deputies from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a call for help at 8:49 a.m. coming from the Chattahoochee National Forest. Emergency c ... (click for more)

Opinion

Heavy Rains Are Coming In The Next Few Days

Please remember to check on folks that are vulnerable which includes the elderly and homebound. With expectations of up to 7 inches or more of rain, we may see flooding in areas that rival those of the past. As Chief Roddy told me this morning, be proactive, not reactive. Pack for an extended stay at work or someone's house. Be ready with extra food, water and blanket in your ... (click for more)

The $500,000 Tax Money Giveway

Mayor Berke, On September 5, 2017, you asked and were granted a 22-cent property tax increase for city government operations and a capital fund. At the meeting, the City Council approved your proposal for the property tax increase of 22 cents per $100 of property assessment. As a result, every business, home owner, and property owner had one-month notice that their local property ... (click for more)