In the UK blood cancer is the fifth most common cancer with 40,000 people diagnosed every year.
The Haematological Malignancy Research Network (HMRN) collects ongoing data from every person with blood cancer in Yorkshire UK. The data is used to help improve diagnosis, treatment, and service planning. So far collected data identified problems with symptom guidelines that General Practitioners use when deciding when to refer a patient to a specialist.
HMNT data is combined with information from Hospital Episode Statistics, Office of National Statistics, Cancer Registry Data, Census and other national data. It is funded by Bloodwise, a blood cancer research charity.
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This work uses data provided by patients and collected by the health professionals as part of the care and support provided.