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Image CDC funds efforts to raise awareness about hematologic cancers (leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma), including symptoms and treatments, to improve survivors' quality of life.
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Hematologic cancers include leukemias, lymphomas, and myeloma, which involve the uncontrolled growth of cells with similar functions.
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Scientists do not fully understand all the causes of hematologic cancers, but research has uncovered many associations.
Image What CDC Is Doing
CDC funds national organizations to increase awareness of—and education about—hematologic cancers.

Page last reviewed: December 3, 2007
Page last updated: March 25, 2008
Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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Cancer Burden
More than 100,000 cases of hematologic cancers were diagnosed in the United States in 2004.*
54,264 people died from hematologic cancers in the United States in 2004.*
U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 2004 Incidence and Mortality. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2007.
*The most recent year for which statistics are currently available.

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