September is Lymphoma Awareness Month
Lymphoma Awareness is represented by the color Lime Green
Lymphoma is a type of cancer that begins in the cells of the body’s immune system. There are different types of lymphoma’s, including Hodgkin’s Disease and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. The course of treatment is highly dependent on the type of lymphoma that an individual has.
Hodgkin’s disease starts in the body’s lymphocytes, which are white blood cells that are part of the body’s immune system. It is estimated that about 9,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed in the U.S. each year.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma also affects the body’s lymphocytes, and is one of the most common cancers in the U.S., accounting for roughly 4% of all cancers. It is estimated that about 71,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma each year.
Source: American Cancer Society