Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) Day

The Leukaemia Foundation Ambassador Elle Halliwell shines a spotlight on Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) Day (September 22).

CML is an incurable form of cancer that affects the blood and the bone marrow.  This Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia Day, Ellie urges awareness around early detection and support.

Elle Halliwell is a celebrated Australian writer, entrepreneur, and wellness advocate, calls upon Australia to heed the signs and symptoms of this rare, but life-altering blood cancer.

Elle’s personal journey took an unexpected turn in 2016 when, within a mere 48 hours, she received a life-altering and incurable diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). At the same time, she learned she was expecting her first child, Tor (now six years old).

“As an ambassador for the Leukaemia Foundation, my mission is to raise awareness about blood cancer’s warning signs and inspire Australians facing this challenging journey to seek support”.

Persistent tiredness, dizziness, shortness of breath, unexplained bleeding or bruising, frequent infections, pain under the ribs, excessive sweating and weight loss often serve as signs of this terrible disease.

Chris Tanti, CEO of Leukaemia Foundation comments, “Sadly Elle Halliwell is not alone. More than 5,200 Australians are diagnosed with leukaemia each year, and this figure is projected to double by 2035”.

Elle Halliwell and Chris Tanti urges those affected by blood cancer to visit bloodcancer.org.au or reach out to the dedicated blood cancer support line on
1800 620 420.

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