Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

Member of Parliament for Brigg & Goole and the Isle of Axholme

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Andrew is taking part in Blood Cancer Awareness Month, an annual opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of blood cancers.

Andrew said, "I am informed that blood cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the UK and the UK’s third biggest cancer killer, yet, sadly, over half of UK adults cannot name a single symptom of blood cancer. As such, it is vital that we raise awareness of the symptoms, and Blood Cancer Awareness Month is the perfect opportunity to do so.

"These symptoms can include: weight loss that is unexplained; bruising or bleeding that is unexplained; lumps or swellings; shortness of breath (breathlessness); drenching night sweats; infections that are persistent, recurrent or severe; fever (38°C or above) that is unexplained; rash or itchy skin that is unexplained; pain in your bones, joints or abdomen (stomach area); tiredness that doesn’t improve with rest or sleep (fatigue); and paleness (pallor)."

To find out more about these symptoms and the awareness campaign, please see the following links:

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