Speak Up for Blood Cancer Awareness Month 2022
Author: Voices of MPN
If you’ve been diagnosed with one of the rare, chronic blood cancers called myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), consider speaking up to celebrate Blood Cancer Awareness Month this September. In other words, make a point to:
- Communicate with your healthcare team about your physical and emotional symptoms
- Speak up about your symptoms at every MPN care appointment
- Spell out how your symptoms impact your quality of life and well-being
BECOME A TRUE PARTNER WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE TEAM
Throughout Blood Cancer Awareness Month and beyond, communicating your symptoms to your healthcare team is essential. MPNs like polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), and myelofibrosis (MF) are considered to be progressive diseases—they can get worse over time or transform to another type of blood cancer.
When you raise your voice and spell out your symptoms to your healthcare team, you provide critical insights that can help with your care.
JOIN BLOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
If you’re looking for additional ways to raise your voice during Blood Cancer Awareness Month, check out ways you can participate and celebrate the MPN community:
Hurry Up and Nominate Your MPN Hero
The deadline to recognize your MPN Hero is September 8, 2022! MPN Heroes bring understanding, compassion, and strength to the MPN community. Act now to honor a patient, Healthcare Professional, caregiver, or an entire organization during the 10-year anniversary of the MPN Heroes® Recognition Program.
Join the BCAM Facebook Live Event
Tune into the Voices of MPN Facebook Live event on September 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm ET. Don’t miss this opportunity to submit your questions to be answered live directly by Oncology Clinical Nurse Educators from Incyte.
Find an MPN Specialist
Discover physicians and research care centers that focus on caring for people with MPNs. Browse tools and resources that can expand your options when looking for an MPN healthcare partner that may be right for you.