September 2023 is Blood Cancer Awareness Month14 Sep. 2023
The MDS Alliance is raising awareness of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a rare group of blood cancers. This year's campaign targets patients, healthcare professionals, and the general public and aims to highlight awareness about; MDS symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options, and self-management of the disease.
About Myelodysplastic Syndromes
What are the symptoms of MDS?
If you spot the symptoms of MDS, take next actions quickly.
MDS is difficult to diagnose so by raising awareness of the signs and symptoms and taking action to get a blood test, the campaign aims to improve diagnosis. As with all cancers, fast action enables faster diagnosis and better treatment. For more see MDS Symptoms
If you notice the signs or symptoms above, Get a #BloodCount
If you feel you have the symptoms outlined above, you can get a very simple bloodtest at your local GP called a full or complete bloodcount.
A Complete Blood Count (CBC) is a very common blood test that is often part of a routine checkup. The test counts the cells that make up your blood: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets and the results can determine if further investigation into MDS is required. If you see the signs and symptoms, get a complete #BloodCount