September Is National Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month

Posted on August 28th, 2009 by

As the month of September brings leukemia and lymphoma into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of these diseases, including their prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated leukemia and lymphoma information throughout the year.

Leukemia and lymphoma are both hematologic malignancies, meaning that they involve the blood or bone marrow. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that there will be 44,790 new cases of leukemia and 21,870 deaths in 2009. For lymphoma, the ACS estimates that 74,490 new cases and 20,790 deaths will occur in the United States in 2009.[1]

Staying informed with the latest news on prevention, screening, and treatment is an important step in reducing your risk of developing leukemia or lymphoma or achieving the best possible outcome from treatment. Access to current, in-depth treatment information can help you choose optimal care.

Learning More About Leukemia and Lymphoma

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[1] American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2008. Available at http://www.cancer.org/docroot/STT/stt_0.asp (Accessed August 27, 2009).

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