Spot Leukaemia infographic - Early diagnosis saves lives. Fatigue, bruising or bleeding, repeated infections, feeling week or breathless, fever, joint or bone pain can all be symptoms of leaukaemia
September 2019

Blood Cancer Awareness Month 2019

Awareness event
Sunday 1st September, 2019 - 0:00 to Monday 30th September, 2019 - 0:00

About this event

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.

Can you Spot Leukaemia?

Leukaemia patients are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed by an emergency route compared to the average for all cancer patients (37% vs 22%).

Many people aren’t aware of the signs and symptoms of a leukaemia until they or someone they know are affected. This means that people often delay in visiting their GP.

Quite often, due to the vagueness of the symptoms and relative rarity of leukaemia, people are misdiagnosed by their GP or attend several times before diagnosis. This means that there is a delay at primary healthcare.

The aim of the campaign is to change this by raising awareness of the signs and symptoms and helping people to Spot Leukaemia. Early diagnosis saves lives.

Contact details

If you have any further questions about Spot Leukaemia then you can contact the Leukaemia Care Campaigns and Advocacy team. They are available Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 5:30pm. If you would like to speak to them, you can: