In August Manassas City Council voted in favor of a proclamation declaring September Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
As a result, Patch will publish several articles this month with about blood cancer.
The facts were compiled and provided by Manassas resident Rich Zavadowski, a blood cancer survivor who was instrumental in getting local lawmakers to consider the proclamation.
1. The estimated new cases of Hodgkins and non-Hodgkins lymphoma in Virginia in 2013 is 1830
2. The estimated number of deaths due to Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Virginia in 2013 is about 500
3. The estimated number of new cases of leukemia in Virginia in 2013 is 990
4. The estimated number of deaths due to leukemia in Virginia in 2013 is 580
Find more information about the blood cancers and blood cancer awareness campaigns at lymphoma.org
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