Facts & Statistics


  • Affects 1 in every 2,600 people
  • 1 child in every 25 cases
New cases in U.S. New cases in Michigan
310/day 11/day
Every 5 minutes Every 2 hours
113,200/year 3,900/year
  • 11 percent of all cancer cases
  • 2nd leading killer of children (1st – accidents)
  • Leading cancer killer of adults, 35 and under
  • 2nd leading cancer killer of adults, 55 and under (1st – lung cancer)


(Including leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome and others)

  • Disorders of blood-producing organs(i.e. the immune system –  bone marrow & lymph glands) that “short-circuit” blood-cell-production so that new blood cells no longer can
  1. Fight infection 
  2. Control bleeding
  3. Provide oxygen to body’s other organs
  • Terminal if not treated