World Lymphoma Awareness Day | Leukaemia Foundation

World Lymphoma Awareness Day

September 15 is World Lymphoma Awareness Day and the Leukaemia Foundation will be shining the spotlight on education and awareness of lymphoma in Australia. We’ll be hosting a series of five special events nationally, with experts presenting on the latest ‘what, how, when and why’ of lymphoma.

What is lymphoma?

Lymphoma is the general term for cancers that develop in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is made up of a vast network of vessels (similar to blood vessels) that branch out into all the tissues of the body. These vessels contain lymph, a colourless watery fluid that carries lymphocytes, which are specialised white blood cells that fight infection.

Currently more than 6,400 Australians are newly diagnosed each year with a lymphoma. Click here to learn more about lymphoma.

World Lymphoma Awareness Day events

Join us for these informative and educational events which will focus on topics such as current lymphoma management and the impact of research for expanding treatment options. For full event details and bookings just click on the event date below.

7 September – Brisbane

12 September – Perth

18 September – Adelaide

9 October – Sydney

11 October – Launceston

Share your story and learn more

You can join the conversation on the Leukaemia Foundation Facebook page or our Lymphoma Network Facebook group.

Learn more about lymphoma by visiting our information pages, resource hub or subscribe to our Lymphoma newsletter, or other publications, here.

 

Last updated on August 28th, 2019

Developed by the Leukaemia Foundation in consultation with people living with a blood cancer, Leukaemia Foundation support staff, haematology nursing staff and/or Australian clinical haematologists. This content is provided for information purposes only and we urge you to always seek advice from a registered health care professional for diagnosis, treatment and answers to your medical questions, including the suitability of a particular therapy, service, product or treatment in your circumstances. The Leukaemia Foundation shall not bear any liability for any person relying on the materials contained on this website.

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