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Spot the signs

1 September 2017

Notts County fans are being urged to learn how to spot the signs of Leukaemia this September.

Notts are working in association with Leukaemia Care this Blood Cancer Awareness Month to help fans spot the signs and symptoms of Leukaemia.

There are 26 cases of leukaemia diagnosed each day in the UK – the equivalent of the average first-team squad. It's a blood cancer and the symptoms can be hard to spot – that's why 38% of leukaemias are diagnosed in A&E.

Leukaemia is a cancer that affects people of all ages. In recent weeks, Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme was diagnosed with an acute leukaemia type, as well as Middlesbrough youth player Anthony Renton.

The footballing world has rallied around these players and Notts are now lending their support to this important campaign.

Leukaemia affects all ages, in fact, despite the common preconception, Leukaemia actually affects more adults than children.

Notts are calling on fans to be more aware of the common clusters of symptoms including: fatigue, shortness of breath, fever and night sweats, bruising or bleeding, joint or bone pain and sleeping problems.

Early diagnosis can save lives. Do your bit in raising awareness of Leukaemia by heading to the #SpotLeukaemia website, reading the symptoms cards and sharing on social media using the #SpotLeukaemia hashtag.

You can find out more about Spot Leukaemia and ways to get involved by clicking here.

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