SEPTEMBER IS BLOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Cancer is Tough. We Are Tougher.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancers. Since 1949, we have invested more than $1.2 billion in groundbreaking research, advancing nearly all of today's most promising treatments.

BEATING CANCER IS IN OUR BLOOD

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Three Pillars of Our Mission

Research
LLS has invested more than $1.2 billion in cutting-edge research, funding nearly all of today's most promising advances, and bringing us closer to cures.

Patient Support
We provided free information, support services and financial assistance to over 30,000 people last year.

Policy & Advocacy
Our nationwide grassroots network of more than 100,000 volunteers advocate for state and federal policies that benefit patients.

Most Common Types Of Blood Cancers


Leukemia

A cancer of the bone marrow and blood.

Lymphoma

A cancer that starts in cells that are part of the body’s immune system.

Myeloma

A cancer of plasma cells, which are a type of white blood cell.

Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

A group of diseases of the blood and bone marrow.

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs)

Types of cancers that begin with an abnormal change in a stem cell in the bone marrow.

Patient Support and Services

Family Support Groups

LLS Community

Online Chats

Financial Services

Web/telephone education programs

Clinical Trial Support Center

Back to School Services

Newly Diagnosed

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Blood cancers are the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.
Every three minutes someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer
More than 1.3 million are living with or in remission from leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.