National Leukaemia charity Leukaemia Care and Cheltenham Town have teamed up to raise awareness of the blood cancer this September.
The Robins are helping to support the #SpotLeukaemia campaign and they are urging fans to learn the signs and symptoms of leukaemia.
Leukaemia is a blood cancer that can affect people of all ages.
It is most common in adults over the age of 65 years old, but there are around 3,300 children, teenagers and adults under the age of 65 years old diagnosed each year.
The signs and symptoms of leukaemia are often associated with those of unrelated, but common, illnesses. This can make leukaemia difficult to spot.
The most common symptoms in all ages are:
- Feeling weak or breathless
- Fever or night sweats
- Easily bruising or bleeding
- Pain in bones or joints
- Frequent infections
Ensuring that you can spot the signs and symptoms of leukaemia can help diagnose leukaemia early. Early diagnosis saves lives.
Remember, a simple blood test is all that is required to either rule out, or diagnose, a blood cancer. If you are concerned about spotting the signs and symptoms, visit your GP and request a blood test.
Bethany Torr from Leukaemia Care said, “We’re delighted to be working with the Robins to help raise awareness of leukaemia. We’d urge all fans to learn the signs and symptoms and if there is anything that worries them, visit a healthcare professional as soon as possible. Early diagnosis saves lives”.
As well as promoting on social media channels, the League Two club will be promoting the cause with graphics on their screen at Whaddon Road.
To find out more about Spot Leukaemia and support the campaign, visit www.spotleukaemia.org.uk