Leukemia and Lymphoma

Important facts about Leukemia and Lymphoma

Leukemia

· Leukemia is a disease involving malignancy of blood producing tissues, characterized by proliferating immature white blood cells and infiltration of the spleen, liver, and other organs.

· Leukemia affects people of all ages but, mostly adults 60 years and older.

·Leukemia affects men more than women.

·Leukemia was first discovered around the 4th or 5th century.

·The Greeks were the first to recognize leukemia

Lymphoma

· Lymphoma is the cancer of the lymph nodes.

· Lymphoma affects people of all ages but mostly 25-35 years and the over 60s.

· Men are around three times more likely than women to be diagnosed with lymphoma

· In 1832, Thomas Hodgkin, a British physician and prominent pathologist, was the first to discover lymphoma.

By: Claudia Bare