In August Manassas City Council voted in favor of a proclamation declaring September Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
Each day this month we will publish a fact 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.
Blood Cancer Fact No. Six: Collectively, the blood cancers account for 9.5 percent of all
cancer deaths making them the third most common cause of cancer death
behind digestive and lung cancers.
They also account for 9 percent of all new diagnoses in the
U.S., making them the fourth most commonly occurring cancers behind lung,
prostate and breast cancer.
Do you or someone you know have a blood cancer? Share your story in the comments section below.