Mel Greaves received a knighthood late last year for his research into why children develop leukaemia. In this article from The Guardian, he explains how it’s now understood that a combination of genetic mutations in the womb, and chronic inflammation in response to infection, can lead to leukaemia developing. Greaves is currently working on a ‘cocktail of microbes’ that could block the inflammation response, potentially reducing the risk of leukaemia and other diseases.
The Leukaemia Foundation has created a list of general questions to ask your doctor at both diagnosis and routine appointments. Cancer Advisor has a range of content on questions to ask your treating team, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.
The Leukaemia Foundation’s After Diagnosis is an in-depth online guide to managing the challenges of a blood cancer diagnosis. It provides information to help patients and their families cope with the complex practical and emotional issues that come with living with blood cancers and related blood disorders. Areas covered include: Family Matters, Telling Others, Looking After Yourself, The New You, Body Image, Providing Support, Pregnancy with a Blood Cancer, Coping as a Carer, and Travel Tips. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on leukaemia, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.