Blood cancer group urge St Albans to back Leukaemia CARE campaign

PUBLISHED: 13:48 01 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:53 01 September 2017

The logo for Leukaemia Care.

The logo for Leukaemia Care.

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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.

“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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