September Is National Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month

September Is National Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month

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 approximately 43,000 new cases of leukemia and almost 22,000 deaths in 2010. For lymphoma, the ACS estimates that approximately 74,000 new cases and close to 22,000 deaths will occur in the United States in 2010.[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, as well as achieving the best possible outcome from treatment. Access to current, in-depth treatment information can help you choose the best care.

Learning More About Leukemia and Lymphoma

  • To find expanded information on the prevention, screening, and treatment of leukemia and lymphoma and to stay updated with the lasted news on these diseases, visit the leukemia and lymphoma (non-Hodgkin’sand Hodgkin’s) information centers on www.cancerconnect.com.
  • Sign up to receive CancerConnect.com’s free online leukemia and lymphoma newsletters, which provide disease-specific features, current news, tips, and nutrition and wellness information. Subscribe at http://news.cancerconnect.com/about-cancerconsultants/subscription/.
  • Visit the Cancer Care Store for books with topics ranging from personal cancer memoirs to expert nutritional guides about fueling your body to prevent and fight cancer.
  • Join the discussion at Cancerconnect.com! This online community unites cancer patients, caregivers, survivors, and anyone interested in wellness and prevention.
  • Hear directly from experts and survivors from the Understanding Cancer video series.
  • Women magazine covers cancer concerns—including prevention, management, survivorship, and caregiving—and how these issues impact women specifically. Sign up for a free one-year subscription at www.awomanshealth.com.
  • For even more late-breaking cancer news and discussion, follow Cancerconnect.com on Facebook and Twitter.

Reference:

[1] American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2010. Available at http://www.cancer.org/docroot/STT/stt_0.asp. Accessed September 14, 2010.

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