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September is National Blood Cancer Awareness Month in America. It was designated by the United States Congress as a national observance in September 2010. Throughout the month, people across the nation raise awareness about blood cancers and champion advancements in blood cancer treatments, promote resources for patient support, and engage in fundraising for blood cancer research.
Blood cancers originate in the tissues or cells where blood is produced. Most blood cancers start in a patient’s bone marrow; this is where the body’s stem cells grow and develop into one of three types of blood cells: white blood cells, red blood cells, or platelets. Blood cancers interrupt the creation of healthy blood and the function of blood cells by causing abnormalities that result in cancerous blood cells. These cancers prevent the blood from fighting off infections, clotting, and other key functions.
There are several types of blood cancer; the three main types are leukemia, lymphoma (Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin type), and multiple myeloma. Each type of blood cancer has specific symptoms and risk factors associated with it, and while no effective screening protocol exists to identify and diagnose blood cancers, understanding what symptoms and risk factors to look for can help people determine when to consult a doctor for an exam and testing.
Blood cancers, also called hematologic cancers, are the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Approximately every three minutes, someone in America is diagnosed with some form of blood cancer. And every day, 150+ people die from a blood cancer. Close to 1.3 million people in the United States are currently in remission from their blood cancer or are being treated by their doctor for the disease. Thanks to an increase in blood cancer awareness and focused fundraising campaigns that have benefited research efforts, treatment advances have increased survival rates among blood cancer patients across the nation. Observing National Blood Cancer Awareness Month has been indispensable in the race to better treat and hopefully cure blood cancers in the future.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health
American Society of Hematology
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
National Foundation for Cancer Research
American Cancer Society
Leukemia Research Foundation