Leukaemia Care launches 2024 manifesto

Leukaemia Care launches manifesto calling for improved early diagnosis rates and for leukaemia patients to receive the best possible care and support throughout their cancer journey.

Leukaemia Care’s Manifesto

As the upcoming Westminster Parliament general election approaches, we urge our supporters and those impacted by leukaemia to share our manifesto with their local candidates.

Why support Leukaemia Care’s manifesto?

There are glaring discrepancies in the care and support leukaemia patients receive, influenced by factors like geographic location, treatment plan, and leukaemia type. Leukaemia Care is dedicated to ensuring equitable care for all leukaemia-affected individuals, aligning with the standards expected for anyone facing cancer.

The key aims of Leukaemia Care’s manifesto are:

    • Ensure greater awareness of the signs and symptoms of leukaemia
    • Act to overcome barriers in access to blood tests
    • Ensure patients have access to the appropriate healthcare professionals for their condition
    • Reduce the financial impact felt by cancer patients following a diagnosis

“If I had known about the symptoms of leukaemia, I’m sure I would have been diagnosed much earlier. I would have been able to have a much more informed conversation with my GP, because at no point did I ever present my GP with a full list of my symptoms.”

– Helen who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) in 2018

Support services

If you or a loved one needs advice or support regarding your diagnosis, please get in touch. You can call our free helpline on 08088 010 444 and speak to one of our nurses. Alternatively, you can send a message to our team via WhatsApp on 07500 068 065 (services available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm).

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