This course aims to deliver an understanding of the current epidemiology of haematological malignancies in the UK to aid in earlier diagnosis. It covers the increasing incidence of haematological malignancies and the importance of early recognition and use of investigations in primary care. The spectrum of clinical presentation, including emergency presentations, can vary, and the routes to diagnosis are diverse. The course will also illustrate that haematological malignancies affect two specific peak age ranges and provides a range of clinical cases.

This session is part one of two and focusses on the epidemiology, importance of early diagnosis and patient experience throughout their journey from diagnosis to treatment and survival.

The next session includes clinical cases illustrating the complexity and variety of presentation for leukaemias, lymphomas and myelomas.

This course has been developed in partnership with Leukaemia CARE.

This course is FREE to all healthcare professionals.

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Time to complete this course: 60 minutes
Date of publication: August 2015
Reviewed and updated: January 2018