Leukaemias and other blood cancers are becoming increasingly common in Tanzania. However, knowledge and awareness are not increasing at the same pace. Leukaemia diagnosis and its management are mainly offered under haematologists/oncologists care at two main referral hospitals located in Dar es Salaam. Patients usually have to travel long distances to access care and treatment.
There is little social support offered to people with leukaemia, and awareness in the community is generally low. Tanzania CLL Patient Support Group aims at supporting and improving patient outcomes, access to treatment and coping with leukaemia. The group is not yet formally registered in the process of being registered as a formal entity.
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