September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, and also Lymphoma Awareness Month, a time to put a spotlight on these types of cancer.
Blood cancers are a group of cancers that develop when blood cells aren’t made properly and include leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. They are one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in Australia and can affect anyone at any stage of life.
A blood cancer diagnosis can raise many practical and emotional issues. Cancer Council ACT has a range of support and information available for people affected by blood cancer including our Information and Support line 13 11 20, peer support through Cancer Connect and assistance with legal and financial issues through our Pro Bono program.
To read more, visit our Information and Support page.
For information about leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma including what they are, how they are diagnosed and treated, read our Understanding cancer books.
For information and support for blood cancer and all other cancers, call our Information and Support line on 13 11 20.