When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer it can seem like normal life stops and a different journey begins. It’s a journey that tests families physically, emotionally, socially and financially.
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Bloodcancer is the 3rd biggest cancer killer and claims more lives than breast or prostate cancer each year
Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood. It is the most common type of childhood cancer in the UK.
Every 14 minutes in the UK, someone is diagnosed with a life threatening blood cancer like leukaemia.
13,000 people lose their lives to blood cancers and related disorders every year in the UK
The Leukaemia Cancer Society is committed to funding cancer research of the highest international standard. Researchers are continuously working to find ways to diagnose cancer earlier, when treatments are more likely to be successful and to develop new treatments that are more effective and kinder. We are currently working with the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute (ECSCRI) in Cardiff, supporting the work of Dr Neil Rodrigues. ECSCRI is also home to the national AML trials centre.
Since the Leukaemia Cancer Society (LCS) was formed it has developed into a charity that raises money devoted to the recruitment of volunteer bone marrow donors, research, education and patient care. The origins of The Leukaemia Cancer Society go back to 1994 when leukaemia sufferers John Triteos and Anna Georgiou, who needed bone marrow transplants to save their lives, began making a desperate appeal for bone marrow donors to come forward.