Esther Dark
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Esther Dark

The launch of our new fact sheets

Esther Dark
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Esther Dark
23 Jan 2017

Finding out you have blood cancer or a blood related condition can be difficult to understand. You may be given and told lots of information, which can be overwhelming and hard to process. You’re not alone.

Finding out you have blood cancer or a blood related condition can be difficult to understand. You may be given and told lots of information, which can be overwhelming and hard to process. You’re not alone.

The patient information team at Bloodwise are delighted to announce the launch of a new range of short fact sheets for you to print or read online. This means you can print and read the information which matters and is applicable to you.

The fact sheet range, written in partnership with clinicians and people who have had blood cancer have been certified by the Information Standard process, so that you know you can trust them and understand them.

The first fact sheets that we’re launching are Treatment decisions and What to expect from your appointments.

Treatment decisions

If you have blood cancer or a related condition, you’ll be asked to make decisions about your treatment. This can be a difficult thing to do, particularly if you have to make these decisions very quickly. This fact sheet will give you a brief overview of the types of treatments available and what choices you’ll be asked to make…

Download the ‘Treatment decisions’ fact sheet here.

What to expect from your appointments

This fact sheet explains what to expect from your hospital appointments if your doctor thinks you might have blood cancer, or if you’ve just been diagnosed with blood cancer or a related condition.

Download ‘What to expect from your appointments’ fact sheet here.

These fact sheets will be followed by information on:

  • Hairy cell leukaemia (HCL)
  • Large granular lymphocytic leukaemia (LGLL)
  • Chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMML), and
  • Mucositis.

Keep an eye out on our patient booklets page for more fact sheets over the coming months or email us on information@bloodwise.org.uk for more information on our patient information.