Statistics

  • Every four minutes, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer – more than 201,870 new cases are expected this year in the United States.

  • More than 327,520 Americans are living with leukemia

  • Nearly 761,659 Americans are living with Hodgkin’s or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

  • An estimated 35,000 to 55,000 people are living with myelodysplastic syndromes in the United States

  • An estimated 95,874 people are living with myeloma in the United States

  • An estimated 67,870 deaths will result from blood cancer this year.

  • Leukemia is diagnosed 10 times more often in adults than children.

  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is the 6th most common cancer in the U.S.

  • Every day 148 Americans are diagnosed with leukemia and 67 lose the fight.

  • Every day 221 Americans are diagnosed with lymphoma and 57 lose the fight.

  • Leukemia strikes males and females of all ages and all races. It does not discriminate.

  • The five-year relative survival rate for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and leukemia is about 8% lower for African-Americans than that of whites.

  • Leukemia is the most common cancer in Hispanic children and adolescents; five-year relative survival rate is slightly lower for Hispanics than that of non-Hispanic whites.

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