Every 3 minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer and more than 1.3 million Americans are living with or in remission from a blood cancer. Although they are the 3rd leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., many people don’t know the impact of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Since its beginning, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) has invested more than $1.2 billion in cancer research, with groundbreaking results. However, despite their progress, more than 1/3 of blood cancer patients still do not survive five years after diagnosis.
There’s more work to be done, and that is why LLS is calling you to spread the word about Blood Cancer Awareness month. There is no time to waste in fighting to create a world without blood cancers. To learn more about how you can advocate, donate, and join the community fighting blood cancers, visit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s homepage.