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Blood Cancer UK publications

Our blood cancer information is written by expert medical professionals in collaboration with people affected by blood cancer, to make sure it's medically accurate, clear and trustworthy.

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All of our information is available free of charge to people affected by blood cancer. If you find it useful, you can make a donation to help us continue to provide information and support. Information orders should be delivered within five working days.

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Otherwise, they are all available to download from this page.

Symptoms of blood cancer

Symptoms of blood cancer

Credit-card sized symptoms guide that folds out to an A4 leaflet. It lists common blood cancer symptoms and provides space for you to record any that you might experience. It also includes things to think about before a GP appointment and questions to ask your doctor.

Leukaemia

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

This is a booklet for adults with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and for people who know an adult with ALL.

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

This is a booklet for adults with acute myeloid leukaemia and for people who know an adult 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 (CLL), 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.

Lymphoma

Burkitt lymphoma

Burkitt lymphoma is a fast-growing form of blood cancer. This fact sheet explains what Burkitt lymphoma is, how it’s diagnosed and treated in adults, and where to go for more support.

High-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)

This is a booklet for people with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and other types of fast-growing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and for people who know someone with a high-grade NHL.

Hodgkin lymphoma

This is a booklet for people with Hodgkin lymphoma, and for people who know someone with Hodgkin lymphoma.

Low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)

This is a booklet for people with follicular lymphoma and other types of slow-growing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and for people who know someone with a low-grade NHL.

Waldenström macroglobulinaemia (WM)

This fact sheet is about Waldenström macroglobulinaemia, what it is, its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Myeloma

Myeloma

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

Other blood cancers and related conditions

Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)

This fact sheet gives more information about the blood condition MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined/unknown 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.

Blood cancer treatments and their side effects

Blood stem cell and bone marrow transplants: The seven steps

This is a booklet for people who are going to have a stem cell transplant, and for people who know someone who is going to have a stem cell transplant.

Blood transfusions

This fact sheet explains different types of blood transfusions, describes what happens when you have a transfusion and outlines the possible risks.

CAR-T therapy

This fact sheet explains what CAR-T therapy is, how it is given, who can have it, and the possible side effects.

Donating stem cells

This fact sheet is for anyone who is considering being a stem cell donor. It explains the process of stem cell donation and how it saves lives.

Managing sickness and vomiting

This fact sheet will help people understand why blood cancer and treatment for blood cancer may make them feel sick and sometimes be sick, what to do if it this happens, and the range of treatments that can help.

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.

Sore mouth or gut (mucositis)

This fact sheet explains how some blood cancer treatments can cause problems with your mouth or gut, and how to manage this side effect.

Understanding infection

This fact sheet explains the symptoms of infection, when to get help, and ways to lower your risk.

Watch and wait explained: 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 explained: for 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 explained: for GPs

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.

Living with blood cancer

Eating well with neutropenia

Information on lowering your risk of infection by changing how you store and prepare food, plus guidance if your healthcare team recommends a neutropenic diet.

If your employee or colleague has blood cancer

This fact sheet includes key facts about blood cancer and suggests ways that you can support an employee or colleague who is affected by it.

My activity planner

Use this weekly activity planner to help you keep active.

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.

Information folder

This is an A5 folder with our logo on it that you can use to keep all your booklets and information in one place.