Did you know that more than 1 million adults in the United States are living with a blood cancer?
Did you know that more than 1 million adults in the United States are living with a blood cancer? Blood cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths.
Leukemia and lymphoma are two types of blood cancers. According to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 52,380 people are expected to be diagnosed with leukemia and 79,990 new cases of lymphoma are expected to be diagnosed in 2014.
September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about blood cancers and work to advance the research to find cures and improve patients’ access to treatment.
Don A. Stevens, M.D., medical oncologist, Norton Cancer Institute, offers answers to frequently asked questions about leukemia and lymphoma.