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The Basics Of Blood Cancers

September 14th, 2022
September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Blood cancers affect the production and function of blood cells, of which there are three types. White blood cells are part of the immune system. They help fight infection and disease. Red blood cells transport oxygen from the lungs to the organs and tissues. Platelets help form blood clots to control bleeding. Most blood cells form from stem cells in the bone marrow, the soft, spongy tissue inside of bones. These cells normally mature…

Conquering Childhood Cancer

September 15th, 2020
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is observed every September by cancer organizations around the globe. According to the American Cancer Society, just over 11,000 children under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2020, and about 1,190 children are expected to die from it. After accidents, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14. The most common cancers in children are not the same as the cancers seen most often in adults.…

Raising Voices for MPN Awareness

September 8th, 2020
When asked to name a blood cancer, most people will respond with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. That’s not surprising because those are among the most common blood cancers. In fact, new cases of those cancers are expected to account for 9.9 percent of the estimated 1,806,590 new cancer cases diagnosed in the US in 2020. But for this Blood Cancer Awareness Month, let’s take a closer look at another less common blood cancer called myeloproliferative neoplasms, or MPNs. Like other…