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. Seven: New cases of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are
expected to account for 9 percent of the estimated 1,660,290 new cancer cases
diagnosed in the US in 2013.
Do you or someone you know have a blood cancer? Share your story in the comments section below.