Leukaemia Care is the UK’s leading leukaemia charity. For over 50 years, we have been dedicated to ensuring that everyone affected by blood cancer receives the best possible diagnosis, information, advice, treatment and support.
Early diagnosis saves lives. Raising awareness is crucial to combat the many issues that prevent people from seeking help. And so is breaking down the barriers that delay diagnosis once they do.
Every year, 10,000 people are diagnosed with leukaemia in the UK. A third (37%) of people will be diagnosed in an emergency, over 75% more than other types of cancer. This is unacceptable.
An emergency diagnosis reduces your chance of survival, with only half (55%) of people diagnosed with leukaemia in an emergency surviving for more than a year after their diagnosis. We need to do everything we possibly can to improve the diagnosis of leukaemia and related blood cancers. And we need your help. Thousands of lives depend on it.