Leukemia and Lymphoma
Cancer that Effects Peoples Lives
What is Leukemia?
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) is much more common than children than adults, although adults can get it - especially those over the age of 65. Over the past 5 years, 85% of children survived, and 50% of adults.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is not typically seen in children, but more often seen in adults over the age of 55. Over 60% of Chronic Leukemia patients were men. Over the past 5 years 75% of people who had CLL survived. Experts say that CLL is incurable. For more information about Leukemia click here.
Leukemia Blood Cells
See the difference between Leukemia and normal blood cells.
Leukemia Survival Rate
The Leukemia Survival Rate has skyrocketed.
This is a child fighting Leukemia.
What is Lymphoma?
There are two types of lymphoma, Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL). The differences between the two are microscopic. In the U.S. some 7,000 are diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma each year, some 54,000 are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma each year. Lymphoma is the common cancer in the United States.
Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) develops from a specific abnormal lineage of B cells.There are five subtypes of HL.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma may derive from either abnormal B or T cells, and its 30 subtypes are distinguished by unique genetic markers. For more information about Lymphoma, click here.