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Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week

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12 Sep 2011

Monday 12 – Sunday 18 September

Today is the start of Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week, an event that unites charities, patients and families around the world.

During this important week Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research put a spotlight on lymphoma to raise awareness for this form of blood cancer.

We’re really pleased to be working with the Lymphoma Association to bring to public attention the prevalence of these blood cancers. 

Lymphoma is the fifth most common cancer. Around 17,000 people are diagnosed with lymphoma in the UK every year, which equates to one person every 30 minutes.

Lymphoma is also the most common cause of cancer death in teenagers and young adults up to the age of 35 years.

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research are investing £10 million into vital research to improve treatments and diagnosis for patients with lymphoma. 

During this week our supporters around the country are organising events to raise money to support our breakthrough research to find new treatments for patients with lymphoma.

Find out more about how we are working to beat lymphoma.