The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

651 W. Washington, #400
Chicago, IL 60661
312-726-0003
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www.leukemia-lymphoma.org

Mission
The Society's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Facts and Statistics
At the present time there are approximately 187,285 people living with leukemia in the United States.

The most common types of leukemia in adults are acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), with an estimated 11,920 new cases annually, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), with some 8,190 new cases each year.

About 62,250 Americans will be diagnosed with lymphoma in 2004.

Health Tips
The four major types of leukemia are:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

During 1995- 2000 relative survival rates overall were:

  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL): 64.8 percent overall; 89.1 percent for children under 5
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL): 72.7 percent
  • Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML): 19.5 percent overall; 53 percent for children
  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML): 36.7 percent

The most common early symptom of non-Hodgkin lymphoma is painless swelling of the lymph nodes, usually in the neck, armpit, groin or in the abdomen. Other symptoms often include fever, night sweats, excessive tiredness, indigestion and abdominal pain, loss of appetite and bone pain.

Fundraising & Administrative Percentage
15.4%

 

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