Thousands of Canadians are engaged in the fight against lymphoma, yet a large percentage of the population still is unfamiliar with the disease.
Among cancers in Canada, lymphoma is the fifth most common and has the fastest rising incidence rate among young adults.
Each year in Canada more than 8,800 men and women are diagnosed with lymphoma and over 3,000 die from this disease.
In spite of the alarming and rising incidence of lymphoma, awareness among Canadians is low.
Since the word “cancer” is not in the name, many people do not know that lymphoma is a type of cancer. Signs and symptoms of this little understood disease are often unnoticed and even go undetected by healthcare professionals. This cancer can be overwhelming and devastating for patients and their families.