Leukemia & Lymphoma Facts

July 19, 2010

• Someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer every 4 minutes.
• About 140,000 people were diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma in 2009.
• Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma will cause the deaths of more than 50,000 people in the United States this year.
• 146 people die every day from a blood cancer.
• Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under the age of 20.