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 is the leading cancer in teenagers and young adults.
Awareness among Canadians about lymphoma 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.