Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week

This week (12-18th September) is Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week. The Lymphoma Association have launched their PITS campaign to help us be aware of the symptoms.

Lymphoma is the most common cancer in the under 30s (and the 5th most common cancer in the UK) but despite this, the first time that most people hear of it is when they have been affected by it. And that can be pretty frightening.

That’s where the Lymphoma Association come in. They provide free information and support to anyone affected by lymphoma and thanks to funding from sponsors, they have launched the PITS campaign, where their aim is to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of lymphoma:

  • Persistent lumps
  • Itching
  • Tiredness
  • Sweating

I didn’t get any of those symptoms, mine was pain on alcohol consumption, but that is an unusual symptom anyway.

As part of the PITS campaign, I was on Central New yesterday talking about my experience. It was quite scary having someone come to film me in my house, and for the hour and a half that she was here, they actually only used a minute and a half! You can watch the video here if you like.

Be lymphoma aware! It could save your life!

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