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Myeloma Awareness Week 2022

EDM (Early Day Motion) 175: tabled on 16 June 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House supports Myeloma Awareness Week which takes place 20 to 26 June and recognises that myeloma is a less common, incurable blood cancer that affects approximately 24,000 people across the UK; expresses concern that one in four myeloma patients wait over 10 months for a correct diagnosis; notes that evidence from Myeloma UK showed that a delay in diagnosis can have a significant impact on quality of life; encourages people experiencing the most common symptoms of myeloma—fatigue, back pain, recurring infections or broken bones—to go see their GP; and calls on Hon. Members across the House to work with charities such as Myeloma UK to help raise awareness of myeloma.