Cancer arising in the lymphatic system, called lymphoma, is the most commonly occuring blood cancer. Approximately 1,000 people worlwide are diagnosed with lymphoma every day. The cells affected by this disease are part of the body's immune system. In 2010, the American Cancer Society estimates that 74,030 new lymphoma cases will be diagnosed and 21,530 cancer deaths due to lymphoma will occur in the United States.(1)
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For more information about lymphoma visit the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.