September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma = Blood Cancer. Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma = Blood Cancer.

Blood cancers are cancers of the blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes that affect normal blood cell production or function.

Today, nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma.

Blood cancer can affect anyone, at any time. There is no way to prevent or screen for most blood cancers, so we are focused on finding cures.

Blood cancer can affect anyone, at any time. There is no way to prevent or screen for most blood cancers, so we are focused on finding cures.

Blood cancers are the third leading cancer killer of Americans
Every three minutes someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer
Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and teens

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.

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Austin Schuetz

Austin was three years old when he was diagnosed with leukemia. Today, he is in remission.

Read His Story

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Kimberly Alexander

Kimberly lost her husband, NFL linebacker Elijah Alexander, to myeloma.

Read Her Story

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Steve McHugh

Steve McHugh, rising star chef and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) survivor.

Read His Story

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