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  • 1. The Centers for Disease Control calculated that every year more than 100,000 people are diagnosed with blood cancers in the United States half of them will not survive Approximately every 10 minutes, someone in the US dies from a blood cancer.
  • 2. Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow Lymphoma is the name for a group of blood cancers that develop in the lymphatic system. Treatments Biological Therapy Chemotherapy Radiation Therapy Stem Cell Transplantation Targeted Therapy
  • 3. Side Effects • Fatigue • Hair Loss • Nausea and vomiting • Swelling • Fertility changes • Fever • Headaches • Dizziness • Bruising Childhood leukemia is the most common form of cancer in children.
  • 4. What the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society does • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was founded in 1960, and their ultimate goal is to cure Leukemia and Lymphoma by funding research. • Serve families by providing information • Ensure patients have insurance coverage for their treatments • Increases awareness of blood cancers
  • 5. “We are leading research into tailoring treatments so that rather than a one size fits all approach, every patient in the future will receive the individual treatment they need.”
  • 6. • In 1960 when Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Research was founded, a child diagnosed with leukemia had almost no hope of survival • Today 9 out of 10 children survive the most common form of leukemia thanks to our continued investment in research into better treatments.
  • 7. What you can do… • Donate on the website • Be a Advocate – Twitter - @LLSADVOCACY • Participate or volunteer in events such as “Light The Night” • Shop • Internships

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