September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – September is National Blood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to shine a light on this unique cancer, which comes in 3 main types – leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Blood cancer has proven to be one of the most common and deadly types of cancer in the U.S. It’s estimated that there will be more than 176,000 new cases of these 3 blood cancers combined in 2019, and more than 56,000 related combined deaths.

Dr. James Mason, medical director of the blood & marrow transplant program at Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, was at KUSI to discuss.

 

 

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