Every year September is observed as Blood Cancer Awareness Month around the world. Creating awareness about the various types of blood cancer and their impacts is crucial for early detection, effective treatment, and support for patients and their families
September is marked as Blood Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness about leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Image Courtesy: iStock
- India ranks third globally in reported blood cancer cases
- India witnesses close to 25,000 children receiving cancer diagnosis
- The disease is ctaegorised into three types: leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma
In recent years, the Indian medical community has placed greater emphasis on finding treatments for blood cancer. This heightened focus is driven by several key factors. The pivotal factor being the rising incidence of these diseases: India ranks third globally in reported blood cancer cases, with a new diagnosis every five minutes and around 70,000 annual deaths, shares Dr. Aman Priya Khanna, Bariatric, and Minimal Access Surgeon, New Delhi.