Lymphoma Facts and Infographics

To commemorate National Blood Cancer Awareness Month (September) and World Lymphoma Awareness Day (September 15), the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) encourages individuals, buildings, landmarks and businesses to shed a light on lymphoma – not only to raise awareness about this type of blood cancer, but also to give hope to those who have been affected by this disease.  Join the Lymphoma Research Foundation to Light it Red for Lymphoma!

Lymphoma Facts

  • Every five minutes someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with lymphoma #LightItRed
  • Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer in adults and the third most common cancer among children #LightItRed
  • More than 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with a type of #lymphoma each year #LightItRed
  • There are nearly one million in the U.S. living with, or in remission from, #lymphoma #LightItRed
  • There are more than 90 subtypes of #lymphoma #LightItRed
  • #Lymphoma may develop in many parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, blood or other organs #LightItRed
  • Research has led to advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Hodgkin #lymphoma, resulting in 80% of patients being cured #LightItRed
  • Diffuse large B-cell #lymphoma is the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, accounting for 1/3 of newly diagnosed cases #LightItRed
  • Non-Hodgkin #lymphomas are divided into two major groups: B-cell lymphoma and T-cell lymphomas #LightItRed
  • Lymphoma accounts for nearly 1-in-5 cancer diagnosis among young people #LightItRed

Other Facts

  • September is National Blood Cancer Awareness Month #LightItRed
  • September 15 is World #Lymphoma Awareness Day. Many buildings and landmarks will #LightItRed to raise awareness: lymphoma.org/lightitred

Infographics

For questions or to learn more about becoming a Light it Red for Lymphoma Sponsor, Lighting Partner or Community Partner, please contact LIR@lymphoma.org.