Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer – more than 201,870 new cases are expected this year in the United States.
More than 387,000 Americans are living with leukemia
Nearly 866,000 Americans are living with Hodgkin’s or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
An estimated 50,000 to 75,000 people are living with myelodysplastic syndromes in the United States
An estimated 118,539 people are living with myeloma in the United States
An estimated 68,000 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 7th most common cancer in the U.S.
Every day 170 Americans are diagnosed with leukemia and 67 lose the fight.
Every day 220 Americans are diagnosed with lymphoma and 58 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 7% 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 3-4% lower for Hispanics than that of non-Hispanic whites.