Blood Cancer UK

We’re here for everyone affected by blood cancer, whether it’s leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, MDS or MPN, and whether you've been diagnosed yourself or a loved one has.

We're here if you're worried about symptoms, in the middle of treatment or adjusting to life afterwards.

I've just been told I have blood cancer

This information is for anyone whose just been diagnosed with blood cancer – whether it’s leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) or myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN).

Being told you have blood cancer is a tough thing to hear. Some people say they felt like they were in a whirlwind, or that their world had been turned upside down. Others say time seemed to stand still.

You’re bound to feel uncertain about the future and have questions about what your diagnosis means for you, and what will happen next.

These pages aim to tell you what to expect, and where to get help when you need it. Your family and friends might want to read them too.

You might also want to order our booklet for anyone newly diagnosed with any blood cancer: Your blood cancer diagnosis: What happens now? Order free copies for yourself, your family and friends.

If someone you love has been diagnosed, you might find our information for family and friends helpful, including the Blood Cancer Heart to Heart podcast.

If you need to talk to someone

If you have questions, worries or just want to talk about what's going happen, don’t wait. Speak to your GP, consultant or specialist nurse. Or contact our Support Service free on 0808 2080 888, or

If your family and friends need to talk

Your family and friends are very welcome to contact our Support Service free on 0808 2080 888 or

We also have online information for family and friends, and they may find it helpful to listen to the Blood Cancer Heart to Heart podcast where people share what it's like when a loved one is diagnosed with blood cancer.

If you want to connect with other people who have blood cancer

Other people who’ve been diagnosed with blood cancer will understand what you're going through. It may help to talk to them in our online community forum

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