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Learning more about leukemia and lymphoma

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This past weekend, Dr. Kevin Campbell participated in a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's North Carolina Chapter. Dr. Campbell will join the WNCN Today crew on Wednesday and talk about leukemia and lymphoma.

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood and it occurs when there is uncontrolled production of large numbers of blood cells in the bone marrow (usually white blood cells) that take over the bone marrow and spread throughout the blood stream. 

Lymphoma is a cancer that originates in the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, bowel and bone marrow. It results from the uncontrolled production of lymphocytes. 

More information about leukemia and lymphoma

Last year saw more than 120,000 combined cases of leukemia and lymphoma in the United States. There were more than 80,000 lymphoma diagnoses and more than 47,000 leukemia diagnoses.

Leukemia is the leading cause of death in children under 14, but it is diagnosed 10 times more often in adults. The survival rate in adults is approximately 50 percent,  including all types of the disease. The survival rate among children is 91 percent.

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