Local News Update
The leukemia and lymphoma society
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