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Spot Leukaemia campaign for 2023

In the meantime, you can learn more about the recommendations our Spot Leukaemia campaign is calling for by viewing the following policy documents:

Access to Blood Tests and Diagnosis of leukaemia
Spot Leukaemia Policy Document

Who Are We

What is Spot Leukaemia

Each year we reach millions of people with our spot leukaemia campaign but despite our efforts, awareness of blood cancer amongst the public, as well as in primary healthcare, is still dangerously low and blood cancer continues to claim more lives than prostate or breast cancer every year.

Currently, patients with leukaemia have a significantly higher rate of emergency diagnosis than other forms of cancer. The highest emergency presentation rates for any cancer type occur in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), at 66% of patients. This is a huge difference when compared with the overall cancer emergency presentation percentage (21%).

Unfortunately many people aren’t aware of the signs and symptoms of leukaemia until they or someone they know is diagnosed. This leads to a delay in visiting a GP, which can delay a diagnosis, worsening the outcomes for patients.

Quite often, due to the non-specific nature 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. 

We need your help in reaching the general public so that everyone is able to Spot Leukaemia sooner. 

Early diagnosis saves lives

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