September: National Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Blood Cancer Awareness Month takes place every September. We use this time of year to further raise awareness of the key issues affecting the 240,000 people in the UK living with a blood cancer.

Here’s some facts from Bloodwise:

  • Over half of Brits don’t know the symptoms of blood cancer
  • The lifetime risk of developing blood cancer is 1:19

The three main groups are leukaemialymphoma and myeloma, but there are more than 100 individual types.

Blood cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the UK. There are more than 250,000 people living with blood cancer in the UK and 40,000 people are diagnosed with blood cancer each year.

To learn more about the symptoms of this disease and to support the important work done by Bloodwise, please visit their website: https://bloodwise.org.uk

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