Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, has backed a campaign, organised by the blood cancer research charity ‘Bloodwise’, to raise awareness of blood cancer and put it at the forefront of the Government’s cancer plans.
At a recent ‘Blood Cancer Awareness’ Parliamentary event Justin heard about the issues that face people with blood cancers like leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma and spoke to patients about their experiences.
“Blood cancers are the fifth most common type of cancer in the UK and the third biggest cause of cancer death in the UK. Over 40,000 people are diagnosed with a blood cancer or related blood disorder each year in the UK.
“Despite being a common cancer killer, awareness of blood cancers among the general public and policy makers is low. It was really insightful to hear from people directly affected by blood cancers and to understand more about how care can be improved.”
For more information on blood cancers visit www.bloodwise.org.uk