Putting lymphoma in the limelight
Today we join the global lymphoma community to acknowledge and support World Lymphoma Awareness Day.
- 7,400 Australians will be told this year that they have lymphoma or CLL (up from 6,900 in 2021) – now an average of 20 people every day
- These numbers are going up, and we don’t yet understand why
- Number one cancer in young people aged 15-29 years in Australia
- The third most common cancer in children
This year’s global theme is that we can’t wait
- We can’t wait to take care of our own health. If you notice signs or symptoms of lymphoma, do not delay and speak to your healthcare team. Common symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, drenching night sweats, a persistent cough, itchy skin
- We can’t wait to support people living with lymphomas. If you can, please support Lymphoma Australia today – make a donation to help us fund a nurse, share this post, dress in lime – we need your help to make sure no one faces lymphoma alone
- We can’t wait to start tracking lymphoma subtypes. When we track subtypes, locally and globally, we will understand the actual disease prevalence and outcomes and improve patient care and research
To all those living with lymphoma, in remission, and in memory of those we have lost, we are with you this World Lymphoma Awareness Day
Today we ask you to donate a symbol of hope
- Dedicate a symbol to a loved one or a friend
- Give in thanks to a health worker or nurse
- Show unity and give hope and strength to those currently in treatment
- Leave an In Memory tribute.
Each donation will go towards funding another Lymphoma Australia Care Nurse, so that no Australian faces lymphoma alone.
These specialist nurses make a huge difference for newly diagnosed patients. They are there for patients and their families to provide vital information, support and education throughout their journey.