NHS Blood Cancer Care

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:30 pm on 17th January 2018.

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Photo of Mark Tami Mark Tami Opposition Pairing Whip (Commons) 2:30 pm, 17th January 2018

My elder son developed a platelet rash, which is a common sign of the disease getting to a certain stage. There is a lot of public awareness about meningitis and what to look for, but that rash does not seem to feature in people’s minds, in terms of blood cancer. Does he agree that we probably need to do more to educate not only doctors but the general public on what to actually look for because, obviously, the earlier the diagnosis can be made, the better?