#SpotLeukaemia Media Centre

Our September campaign is turning people spotty to raise awareness of leukaemia. Could you spot the signs and symptoms?

Below you will find a number of suggested tweets, as long with their images, to use on social media platforms.

 

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Social media graphic - Bone/Joint Pain

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Bone or joint pain is the third most common symptom experienced by all #leukaemia patients. If you have sore bones or joints, see your GP to rule out leukaemia or get an early diagnosis www.spotleukaemia.org.uk  @LeukaemiaCareUK #SpotLeukaemia

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Dramatic weight loss could be a symptom of #Leukaemia. See your GP if you are losing weight unexpectedly. Find out more about how to #SpotLeukaemia here > www.SpotLeukaemia.org.uk @LeukaemiaCareUK

 

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Bruising is the 2nd most common symptom reported by all #leukaemia patients. If you’re experiencing unexplained bruising, see your GP > www.spotleukaemiacare.org.uk @leukaemiacareuk #SpotLeukaemia

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Fever or night sweats are the 4th most common symptom experienced by #leukaemiapatients. If you have a fever, or you’re waking up drenched in sweat, make sure you see your GP www.spotleukaemia.org.uk LINK#SpotLeukaemia @leukaemiacareuk

Social media graphic - Swollen lymph nodes

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Swollen lymph nodes are the 6th most common symptom experienced by #leukaemia patients aged 65+. If you’ve noticed your lymph nodes are swollen, see your GP to rule out #leukaemia or get an early diagnosis  #SpotLeukaemia

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According to @LeukaemiaCareUK , 37% of leukaemia patients are diagnosed by an emergency route – the national cancer average is 22%. Could you #SpotLeukaemia? Find out more www.SpotLeukaemia.org.uk

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Can you #SpotLeukaemia?

This September, the U’s are supporting the Spot Leukaemia campaign, helping fans to recognise the signs and symptoms of leukaemia.

Leukaemia is a blood cancer that can affect people of all ages.

It is most common in adults over the age of 65 years old, but there are around 3,300 children, teenagers and adults under the age of 65 years old diagnosed each year.

The signs and symptoms of leukaemia are often associated with those of unrelated, but common, illnesses. This can make leukaemia difficult to spot.

The most common symptoms in all ages are:

  • Fatigue
  • Feeling weak or breathless
  • Fever or night sweats
  • Easily bruising or bleeding
  • Pain in bones or joints
  • Frequent infections

Ensuring that you can spot the signs and symptoms of leukaemia can help diagnose leukaemia early. Early diagnosis saves lives.

Remember, a simple blood test is all that is required to either rule out, or diagnose, a blood cancer. If you are concerned about spotting the signs and symptoms, visit your GP and request a blood test.

To find out more about Spot Leukaemia and support the campaign, visit www.spotleukaemia.org.uk

 

Media information:

Case studies are available alongside the campaign

For further information, pictures or to arrange interviews please contact Nicole Scully on 01905 755977 / Nicole.Scully@leukaemiacare.org.uk