Leukaemia Care and Leukaemia UK are calling on the public to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of leukaemia, because early diagnosis saves lives.
Channel your inner 5 year old and ask ‘why’
This Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Leukaemia UK in partnership with Leukaemia Care are urging the public to “channel their inner 5-year-old” by asking themselves the difficult questions that could help spot the signs of leukaemia.
Watch our film which explains the importance of asking ‘why’ more when you notice unexplained changes in your body.
We need your help in reaching the general public so that everyone is able to #SpotLeukaemia sooner.
Blood Cancer Awareness Month is dedicated to raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of blood cancer. There are over 50,000 people living with leukaemia in the UK right now, and we are calling on you to join our #SpotLeukaemia campaign and help us spread the word on the signs and symptoms of leukaemia.
A lack of awareness of signs and symptoms means people are often diagnosed late, impacting their chances of survival – only half of leukaemia patients live longer than five years after their diagnosis
The most common symptoms experienced by leukaemia patients are:
- Repeat infections
- Unusual bruising or bleeding
We urge anyone experiencing unusual symptoms to “channel your inner 5-year-old and ask why”. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your GP and request a blood test. Early diagnosis saves lives.
Help us to raise awareness of the symptoms of leukaemia today by getting involved in the #SpotLeukaemia campaign. Share our social media posts or tell us about your experience of leukaemia using the hashtag #SpotLeukaemia.
We’re joining forces with Leukaemia Care
We are collaborating with Leukaemia Care on the Spot Leukaemia campaign, to create greater awareness of the symptoms of leukaemia.
For over 50 years, the charity has been dedicated to ensuring that everyone affected by leukaemia receives the best possible diagnosis, information, advice, treatment and support.