Raise Your Voice for Blood Cancer Awareness Month 2023
Author: Voices of MPN
If you’ve been diagnosed with one of the rare, chronic blood cancers called myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), Blood Cancer Awareness Month is your time to raise your voice and speak up about the way your MPN symptoms impact you. This September, make a point to:
- Communicate with your healthcare team about the symptoms you experience and their physical and emotional impact
- Know how to identify the signs and symptoms of MPNs and talk about your symptoms at every MPN care appointment
- Describe how your symptoms affect 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 know how to identify the signs and symptoms of PV, ET, and MF and talk to your healthcare team, you provide critical insights that can help with your care.
TAKE ACTION AND PARTICIPATE IN BLOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH TODAY
If you’re looking for additional ways to raise your voice during Blood Cancer Awareness Month, check out how you can participate in and celebrate the MPN community:
Join the Blood Cancer Awareness Month Facebook Live Event
Tune in to a special Voices of MPN Facebook Live event honoring Blood Cancer Awareness Month on September 14, 2023 at 6:00 PM ET. Don’t miss this opportunity to submit your questions to be answered live by Oncology Clinical Nurse Educators from Incyte. This program will not provide medical advice.
Hurry Up and Nominate Your MPN Hero
The deadline to recognize your MPN Hero is September 14, 2023. MPN Heroes bring understanding, compassion, and strength to the MPN community. Act now to honor a patient, Healthcare Professional, caregiver, or an entire organization.
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 Professional who may be right for you.