Blood cancer group urge St Albans to back Leukaemia CARE campaign
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A St Albans blood cancer group are urging the district to get behind a national leukaemia campaign.
Leukaemia CARE are running the #spotleukaemia campaign for blood cancer awareness month.
Their head of campaigns, Zack Pemberton-Whiteley, said: “In all cancer types, early diagnosis saves lives.
“Over 9,000 people a year in the UK are diagnosed with a leukaemia, but the vast majority of these are diagnosed in an emergency setting, such as A&E.
“The #spotleukaemia campaign seeks to empower members of the public to be able to talk to GP about their suspicions.
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“We would urge everybody to get involved.”
St Albans citizens can show their support for the campaign by purchasing an awareness ribbon and a symptoms card.
For more information on support groups like the one in St Albans, visit www.leukaemiacare.org.uk/support-groups
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