EVERY two hours, someone in Australia is diagnosed with lymphoma, making it the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer.
The aim of World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) held on September 15 was to raise the understanding and awareness of Lymphoma - the symptoms, recognition and early diagnosis. There are more than 60 different types of lymphoma including both Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas.
This year, the WLAD global theme is: 'Small things make the biggest difference'. This theme resonates across many audiences, from members of the general public who know little about lymphoma, to healthcare professionals, and those living with lymphoma who are directly affected by this blood cancer. Small things, in themselves, that have potentially powerful consequences, meaning and effect. The hashtag #EverythingChanges is encouraged to be shared via social media across the community.
The Leukaemia Foundation is holding a FREE lymphoma awareness educational seminar for people diagnosed or affected by lymphoma. The seminar will present the latest information on lymphoma and its management, with the aim of providing practical and emotional tools to help you with the 'small things' that can make the biggest difference both during and after treatment. Details of the event are:
WHEN: Friday, September 29.
WHERE: Lismore Workers Club, Keen Street, Lismore.
TIME: 9:30am registration, 10am-12:30pm.
SPEAKERS: Haematologist Dr Louise Imlay-Gillespie and Nora Thompson.
RSVP: Limited seats are available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 66216501 to confirm your seat.
The Leukaemia Foundation is committed to beating blood cancers through improving survival rates and quality of life. For more information about the Leukaemia Foundation and our work in improving access to treatments for people living with lymphoma, please visit www.leukaemia.org.au