UK Masto - Support, Advocacy, Research

Vision for UK Masto:

To help deliver a cure for Mast Cell Diseases including mastocytosis and mast cell activation syndromes, and ensure all those with these diseases receive early and correct diagnoses, optimal treatment, and the emotional support they need.

Goals of UK Masto:

To support Mast Cell Disease patients so they can better understand their disease; to be the patients’ voice as advocates with all key stakeholders; and to be lead proponents and supporters of world class research into all forms of Mast Cell Disease; delivered through a world-class charity.

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Hilary’s Story
I am Hilary, aged 58. I believe my UP began to appear around the year 2000, though it took four years and three different GPs before referral to a dermatologist who made the diagnosis in 2004. I hadn’t realised that the lumps that were coming up when I was in bed, after a shower or 

Sylvia’s Story
I had various strange symptoms when I was young including extreme urticaria in sunlight and swelling of the lips and tingling when I had hot drinks. Oddly both these fizzled out in my 20s though I am still not very well in hot weather. I have an extreme wasp allergy and having been de-sensitized and 

Julian’s Story
My name is Julian, born in 1967 in Brussels, Belgium, but British by passport and heart, and leading a peripatetic life ever since. I consider myself one of the luckier ones of this group – I “only” have UP, a mild slightly annoying itching which is triggered if I take too much of any of 

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