Residents are being urged to learn the symptoms of Leukaemia during Blood Cancer Awareness Month


Residents across the Moorlands are being encouraged to learn the symptoms of leukaemia during Blood Cancer Awareness Month which takes place throughout September.

Leukaemia Care, a national blood cancer charity, is attempting to raise awareness of the disease, as well as its signs and symptoms, as part of their #SpotLeukaemia campaign.

Leukaemia can be hard to spot because the signs and symptoms are common to other unrelated illnesses. The six most common symptoms experienced by all leukaemia patients prior to diagnosis are: Fatigue, Bruising or bleeding, Bone/Joint pain, Fever or night sweats, Sleeping problems, Shortness of breath.

The campaign seeks to raise awareness of what leukaemia is, the symptoms to spot and who can be affected by leukaemia. The charity wants to equip people to spot the signs and symptoms of leukaemia, and urge them to visit their GP if they have any concerns.

To find out more visit the Leukaemia Care website.


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