September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month By Kathleen Hoffman, PhD, MSPH The term “blood cancer” encompasses so many complex disorders that Inspire has several support communities focused on blood cancers, including groups for Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma, and Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS). According to Inspire’s partner, the Leukemia Research Foundation, these four blood cancers impact about 1.3 million people in the United States and their families.1 This year there are expected to be 60,300 people newly diagnosed with leukemia; 83,200 with Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma; and 31,000 with myeloma.2 Myleodysplastic syndromes are rarer, with an estimated 10,000 cases total [...]