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 causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under the age of 20; however, 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.