Blood Cancer Awareness month is here and we want to make sure that you can spot leukaemia, with help from the #SpotLeukaemia campaign.
Blood cancer is the term used to describe the different types of cancer that can affect your blood, and leukaemia is a type of blood cancer.
The symptoms of leukaemia can be hard to spot, so we are supporting the #SpotLeukaemia campaign to raise awareness of the main symptoms to look out for as early diagnosis can save lives.
The six most common symptoms experienced by all leukaemia patients prior to diagnosis are:
- Shortness of breath
- Fever or night sweats
- Bruising or bleeding
- Bone/joint pain
- Repeated infections
If you are concerned about any of these symptoms, speak to your GP. Since the symptoms of leukaemia are also common to other illnesses, it is unlikely that leukaemia will be the cause but it is important to check with your GP.
You can find out more about leukaemia and the signs and symptoms to look out for at www.spotleukaemia.org.uk.