The Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation had its humble beginnings in 2003 when it helped one lymphoma patient regain his life. Today, the foundation has been able to help more than a hundred patients and the numbers are growing. Currently, there are about 250 to 300 new patients every year.
Ironically, Leukemia and lymphoma are among the most curable forms of cancers. Leukemia is a blood cancer that causes an uncontrolled production of abnormal white cells. Lymphoma is a rapidly growing malignancy that is able to go and grow anywhere where there is lymph tissue. Despite improvements in diagnosis and treatment, hematological cancers remain formidable diseases. However, with optimal treatment, the majority of patients go into remission. Unlike most cancers, leukemia and lymphoma tend to affect patients at the prime of their lives and impose heavy economic burdens on both patients and their families.
It pays for either fully or in part, all costs related to treatment of leukemia, lymphoma and similar blood -related disorders including high costs of transplants, chemotherapy as well as specific drug costs. Unlike most cancers, leukemia and lymphoma tend to affect patients in the prime of their lives and impose heavy economic burdens on both patients and their families. The financial impact on survivors can be devastating if they are not employed, do not have adequate health insurance or do not have savings or other financial resources. The cost of cancer care is particularly high for those who require expensive long-term care, including rehabilitation or long stays in a hospital.