Lymphoma Awareness Month

September is Lymphoma Awareness Month

limeGreenRibbonSeptember is Lymphoma Awareness Month. And it’s a great occasion to spread information about this illness to everyone. Lymphoma is a cancer of lymph cells – a type of blood cell. It is not a very common cancer, but a very important one, because it affects many young people – those who should be living a long and healthy life. The National Cancer Institute in the US estimates that about 63,000 individuals will be diagnosed with and 18,600 will die of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the US in 2007. Another 8,000 individuals will be diagnosed with and 1,000 die of Hodgkin lymphoma this year. Lime green in the awareness color of Lymphoma.