Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has marked this year’s Blood Cancer Awareness by urging people across Denton and Reddish to spread the word about the disease, as well as be aware of the main symptoms.
Blood Cancer Awareness month is a global event helping to raise awareness of one of the world’s most prevalent and dangerous cancers: blood cancer. September turns red each year as the spotlight is put firmly on blood cancer and the impact it has on communities.
The theme for Blood Cancer Awareness Month 2022 is #ThisIsBloodCancer. Despite more than a million people across the globe experiencing the pain of a blood cancer diagnosis every year, awareness of the disease is still incredibly low.
People with Blood cancer may experience a range of symptoms, including but not limited to:
- unexplained weight loss
- unexplained bruising or bleeding
- lumps or swellings
- pain in joints
For further information on Blood Cancer symptoms visit https://bloodcancer.org.uk/understanding-blood-cancer/blood-cancer-signs-symptoms/
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said:
“I’m really proud to be supporting #BloodCancerAwarenessMonth.
Raising awareness of blood cancer is so important, not only because it reminds people to see their doctor if they have symptoms, but also because it encourages policymakers to prioritise this disease.
I hope that the #ThisIsBloodCancer campaign will motivate politicians of all stripes to take further action to improve early diagnosis, and tackle this dangerous cancer.”