In Parliament I recently attended the launch of the ‘Hear our Voice’ report from the charity Bloodwise that care of people with blood cancer.
The report tells the stories of people across the UK who have been affected by blood cancers, which include leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. I was also delighted to meet Aldridge-Brownhills residents, Gordon and Louise, who contributed to the report.
Blood cancer is the fifth most common cancer and the third biggest cause of cancer death, killing more people each year in the UK than either breast or prostate cancer. One in 19 people will be affected by a blood cancer in their lifetime, so it is vital that these cancers are not left behind. It was really interesting to hear the views of people affected by blood cancers on how care can be improved.