Walk With Us!
Oct 12th to help support funding for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.Register
Thanks to those who came to the event Sept. 15 and made it a truly wonderful time! The entire night was a great success and we cannot thank everyone enough!
- Leukemia is a type of blood cancer that begins in the bone marrow. Bone marrow is the soft tissue in the center of the bones, where blood cells are produced. The term leukemia means white blood. White blood cells (leukocytes) are used by the body to fight infections and other foreign substances.
Signs of Leukemia
- Fever, chills, and other flu-like symptoms
- Weakness and fatigue
- Frequent infections
- Loss of appetite and/or weight
- Swollen or tender lymph nodes, liver, or spleen
- Easy bleeding or bruising
- Tiny red spots (called petechiae) under the skin
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Sweating, especially at night
- Bone or joint pain
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Blood Cancer Facts
- One person in the US is diagnosed every four minutes.
- Every ten minutes someone dies from blood cancer.
- 259,889 people live with, or are in remission from, leukemia in the US.
- The most common cases of leukemia occur in older adults.
- The median age at diagnosis 66 years old.
- Leukemia does not discriminate.