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New Normal Same Cancer

New Normal Same Cancer

COVID-19 has changed so many things, but blood cancer doesn’t stop.  

 COVID has impacted life in so many ways: our family life, our social life, our work life. Many of us are limiting our interactions with others to reduce the risk of contracting the virus.  

But there is growing concern that people who have new or persistent health symptoms may be staying away from their doctor too.  

That is why the Leukaemia Foundation is proud to be part of the New Normal, Same Cancer movement. We have joined 12 other cancer organisations across Australia, to speak with one voice on the importance of getting unusual and/or persistent symptoms checked by your GP. 

It’s natural to think that – if we have a new symptom – it will probably clear up on its own. That these things can wait. 

But that’s not the case with cancer. The earlier cancer is found the better.  

We know blood cancer is on the rise, so we expect these cases are out there. For those living with blood cancer, we also fear they may not act on symptoms for fear of COVID-19 exposure. So, if you have an unusual or persistent symptom…. 

Don’t wait. Contact your doctor. Get checked. 


We stand proudly beside our charity friends: Bowel Cancer Australia, GI Cancer Institute, Lung Foundation Australia, Ovarian Cancer Australia, Pink Hope, Rare Cancers Australia, Lymphoma Australia, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia, PanKind, Pancare Foundation and So Brave.  

The Leukaemia Foundation is proud to be part of such a strong collective of health advocacy and healthcare charities.  

Our message is simple – know your body, listen to what it’s telling you, stay in touch with your doctor and keep up any prescribed treatment.  

Last updated on March 30th, 2022

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