Free Blood Cancer ‘signs and symptoms’ online learning for GPs8 September 2017
GPs play a crucial role in diagnosing blood cancer early. But the fact that they may only see one case of blood cancer every two years, combined with the notoriously vague and non-specific symptoms, means that diagnosis can be a challenge.
As a result, blood cancers have a higher rate of emergency diagnosis than other cancer types. Emergency presentation rates account for 30 per cent of blood cancers diagnosed, compared to 22 per cent across all cancers. Early diagnosis has a significant impact on both survival rates and patient experience.
Leukaemia CARE has developed two 30 minute online training modules, in partnership with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), to support GPs and equip them with the knowledge to spot the signs and symptoms of blood cancer earlier and refer patients for appropriate specialist tests and treatment if a blood cancer is suspected.
Take the training course via www.leukaemiacare.org.uk/GP-training.