Bloodwise publications

Our patient information is created with expert medical professionals and people with blood cancer, to make sure it's medically accurate, easily understandable and trustworthy.

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Leukaemia

Information for adults explaining what the condition is, who gets it and how it’s diagnosed and treated.

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)
This is a booklet for adults with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and for people who know someone with ALL.
Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
This is a booklet for people with acute myeloid leukaemia and for people who know someone with AML.
Acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL)
This is a booklet for people with acute promyelocytic leukaemia, and for people who know someone with APL.
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)
This is a booklet for people with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, and for people who know someone with CLL.
Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)
This is a booklet for people with chronic myeloid leukaemia, and for people who know someone with CML.
Chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMML) fact sheet
This fact sheet gives more information about chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia.
Hairy cell leukaemia (HCL) fact sheet
This fact sheet gives more information about hairy cell leukaemia.
Large granular lymphocytic leukaemia (LGLL) fact sheet
This fact sheet gives more information about large granular lymphocytic leukaemia (LGLL).
Plasma cell leukaemia fact sheet
This fact sheet gives more information about plasma cell leukaemia.
T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL) fact sheet
This fact sheet gives more information on T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
Transformation of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) fact sheet
This fact sheet gives more information about the transformation of CLL (Richter’s syndrome and prolymphocytic transformation).

Childhood leukaemia

Booklets for adults caring for a child with blood cancer. Includes information about the condition, treatment and where to find help and support.

Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)
This is a booklet for parents or carers of children and young adults up to 16 years with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and for people who know a child with ALL.
Childhood acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
This is a booklet for parents or carers of children and young adults up to 16 years with acute myeloid leukaemia, and for people who know a child with AML.

Lymphoma

Information for adults with lymphoma

Burkitt lymphoma fact sheet
This fact sheet gives more information about Burkitt lymphoma.
High-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma (HGNHL)
This is a booklet for people with high-grade NHL, and for people who know someone with high-grade NHL.
Hodgkin lymphoma (HL)
This is a booklet for people with the most common type of Hodgkin lymphoma, and for people who know someone with Hodgkin lymphoma.
Low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma (LGNHL)
This is a booklet for people with low-grade NHL, and for people who know someone with low-grade NHL.

Myeloma

Information for adults with myeloma

Myeloma
This is a booklet for people with myeloma, and for people who know someone with myeloma.

Other blood cancers and related conditions

Information for adults explaining what the condition is, who gets it and how it’s diagnosed and treated.

Monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS) fact sheet
This fact sheet gives more information about the blood condition MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of unknown / undetermined significance).
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
This is a booklet for people with myelodysplastic syndromes, and for people who know someone with MDS.
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN)
This is a booklet for people with myeloproliferative neoplasms, and for people who know someone with MPN.
Solitary plasmacytoma fact sheet
This fact sheet gives more information about solitary plasmacytoma.
Waldenstrom macroglobulinaemia (WM) fact sheet
This fact sheet gives more information about Waldenstrom macroglobulinaemia.

Treatment of blood cancer

Chemotherapy - what do I need to know?
This booklet explains what chemotherapy is, how it works and how you and those closest to you might feel during treatment.
Mucositis fact sheet
This fact sheet gives more information about mucositis.
Seven steps: the next steps
Anthony Nolan have produced a guide for transplant patients to help them navigate the weeks, months and years after a stem cell transplant.
The seven steps: blood stem cell and bone marrow transplants
This booklet gives more information about stem cell transplants.
Treatment decisions fact sheet
There are sometimes several treatment options available to patients: this fact sheet helps you to understand treatment choices and might help you with your decisions.
Watch and wait: a quick guide for employers
This fact sheet suggests ways that line managers, HR teams and occupational health professionals can support employees who are affected by watch and wait.
Watch and wait: a quick guide for partners, carers, family and friends
This fact sheet suggests ways you can support a loved one on watch and wait, and highlights places you can go for advice and support.
Watch and wait: a toolkit for GPs and practice nurses
This toolkit for primary care professionals suggests ways you can support patients on watch and wait.
Watch and wait: my blood counts
You can use this fact sheet to record the results of your blood tests and the outcomes of your appointments.
Watch and wait: what you need to know
This fact sheet is a quick guide to watch and wait.
Your guide to clinical trials
Find out more about clinical trials (studies involving patients designed to test new treatments).

Living with blood cancer

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
This booklet has lots of information about complementary and alternative medicines.
Eating well with neutropenia
This is a booklet for people who have neutropenia, and for people who know someone with neutropenia.
My diary
This diary is for you – it’s your place to write down your thoughts and feelings. You can use it to record practical considerations, any side effects you experience or questions you have.

Other

Support service contact card
Available to order
Information folder
Available to order
What to expect from your appointments
This fact sheet explains what to expect from your hospital appointments.