Blood Cancer Awareness Month: Post Number One

Today is the first day of Blood Cancer Awareness Month!

Those of you who follow this blog know that I occasionally go on blogging-hiatus. But I have made a commitment to write EVERY DAY this month. So, be on the look out for 30 #mpnbcam posts!

So…I have been sitting here at my computer typing and deleting over and over and over again, trying to decide how to say what I’m trying to say. M, seeing my frustration asked me what was wrong, and as I explained it to him, I realized I should just say exactly what I told him!

I have been trying to find a polite, PC way to say that MPNs are overlooked, in the blood cancer world. Everyone has heard of Leukemia and Lymphoma…but not many people know about MPNs.  Trying to explain to someone what I have, I often get blank stares or “OH! You mean like leukemia?” There is a serious lack of awareness for MPNs. I am hoping that this month, along with the MPN Research Foundation, and this blog, that this will change!

If you read this blog, and like what you see, please re-post  and share with family and friends! Help me to raise awareness of MPNs!

Until tomorrow,



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