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justin burnsed

The leukemia and lymphoma society

The leukemia and lymphoma society is the world’s largest voluntary health angency dedicated to blood cancer.LLS has 64 chapters nationwide as well as 4 in canada.LLS created the Information Resource Center (IRC) to provide blood cancer patients, their families and health professionals accurate, current disease information and support. IRC information specialists are social workers, nurses and health educators. Each chapter also organizes its own fundraising activities.

the cure

The focus for leukemia and lymphoma society focus is to Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow, the spongy center of bones where our blood cells are formed. The disease develops when blood cells produced in the bone marrow grow out of control
  • Approximately every 3 minutes one person in the United States (US) is diagnosed with a blood cancer.

  • total of 156,420 people in the US are expected to be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma

  • lymphoma and myeloma are expected to account for 9.4 percent of the estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed in the US in 2014.
    • Every day 143 Americans are diagnosed with leukemia and 66 lose the fight

    • Every day 219 Americans are diagnosed with lymphoma and 55 lose the fight.

    • Leukemia is the most common cancer in Hispanic children and adolescents